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Old 06-18-2024, 10:11 AM   #1
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Default What is this bug?!!

I wonder about this every year and have never been able to find an answer.

Every year about this time, these little bugs show up and annoy the h@ll out of you when you are out for a walk. They are little, gnat-sized, black bugs that swarm in front of your face. They don't land. They don't bite. They just fly in front of your face incessantly. I assume, like many bugs, they are attracted by the carbon dioxide. But other than being very annoying, they don't seem to serve any other function.

Anyone know what they are? I was able to catch one (see picture)
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Old 06-18-2024, 01:19 PM   #2
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Looks like a housefly
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Old 06-18-2024, 04:40 PM   #3
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I think that's what they are called. They want to drink your eye tears--I know, gross!
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I wonder about this every year and have never been able to find an answer.

Every year about this time, these little bugs show up and annoy the h@ll out of you when you are out for a walk. They are little, gnat-sized, black bugs that swarm in front of your face. They don't land. They don't bite. They just fly in front of your face incessantly. I assume, like many bugs, they are attracted by the carbon dioxide. But other than being very annoying, they don't seem to serve any other function.

Anyone know what they are? I was able to catch one (see picture)
I have an iPhone app that identifies insects, which says it's a fruit fly (Drosophila). The picture of the body isn't very good, so who knows?
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Iphones do that if it's a common pic the phone recognizes, plants, animals, etc. Pics of my dog it recognizes and tells me "English Setter" took a pic of a Bear I saw a few weeks ago and the phone read "American Black Bear." I took a pic of the insect with no hit from my phone.
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Iphones do that if it's a common pic the phone recognizes, plants, animals, etc. Pics of my dog it recognizes and tells me "English Setter" took a pic of a Bear I saw a few weeks ago and the phone read "American Black Bear." I took a pic of the insect with no hit from my phone.
Maybe there is a bug in the program.

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Old 07-10-2024, 02:05 PM   #7
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Maybe there is a bug in the program.

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