Subject: This type of bug bit my 1yr old
July 20, 2015 4:17 pm
I am trying to find out what type of bug this is. It bit my 1yr old on the side of his head and he swelled up instantly and pretty severly. We took him to the doctor and they put him on antibiotics as a precaution.
Signature: Jeremy Lynch
We are surprised to learn that you suspect this Picture Winged Fly, Delphinia picta, of biting your child. Are you certain this is the culprit? If you are correct, this is the first we have ever heard of a person being bitten by a Picture Winged Fly, though Eric Eaton once informed us that “if it has a mouth, it can bite.” You can get additional information on the Picture Winged Fly at BugGuide.