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Old 06-02-2011, 08:22 PM
 
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I've started to see these little translucent flying bugs gathering on the outside roof of my car in the morning, and just tonight they were gathered on the back door (presumably attracted to the light) and when I opened the door, they bum rushed me into the house.

They proceeded to fly up to the corner of the ceiling like a bunch of dummies and walk/fly around. There were probably 50+ of them.

They are about mosquito sized, but I don't think they're female mosquitos. They have slender bodies and what look like tiny fuzzy antennae. They are easy to squish because they don't fly away quickly. Any ideas?

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Old 06-02-2011, 08:33 PM
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mayfly? mayfly04-lg.jpg
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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Hard to say through the computer, but it sounds like -- even though it is now the wrong month -- they could be mayflies. They'd be apt to behave like that. Here are some pictures, courstesy of Bug Guide. If that's what they are, you may be relieved to learn the they live for just a few days.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:47 PM
 
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Well they don't look like that (these have smaller wings, and again those fuzzy antenna), but the description of mayfly behavior sounds about right. I looked out on the front porch right now and they are everywhere on the porch ceiling, windows, etc, and I do mean everywhere.
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:58 PM
 
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Fuzzy antennae, fuzzy antennae. Hey wait a minute...maybe it's some sort of midge!
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Old 06-03-2011, 03:25 AM
 
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After looking at photos and reading about them, I'm about 100% sure they are, in fact, MIDGES. We do live near the water and it says they are attracted to houses near their breeding sites. Luckily it says they don't bite...

Midges
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:29 PM
 
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i have been searching the computer all night also trying to figure out what these things are.. every night this week when i go to let my dogs in the back door all these tiny flying thing come in my mud room most are very small a few are a tiny bit larger they look like a transparent yellowish green they gather in the corner of my mud room and by the light that i have in there every night this week after letting the dogs in i have to get a broom and smoosh then all its amazing how many come in my house just from letting my dogs in.... what are they i live by cherry hill nj
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:26 AM
 
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Default Those tiny flying pests

This the first time I've ever seen these tiny little buggers. I thought it was because of my bananas. But we have no bananas now & they are still hovering, although their numbers are declining somewhat. We noticed that they loved the kitchen sink, so maybe if we put stoppers in, they can't come through the plumbing. We live on the Red River of north Texas. Maybe the climate has something to do with it.

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