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Ladybug or Ladybird Beetle

The Ladybug or ladybird beetle, is actually a group of many species. Most commonly, red species with black spots are called ladybugs. However some other species can be black, yellow, or orange. And can have many spots, no spots, or somewhere in between. Around ¼” long and […]

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Elm Leaf Beetle

The elm leaf beetle is named for its fondness of elm trees. Both the larvae and adults feed on the leaves, and can cause damage to the tree. Adult elm leaf beetles are around ¼” long, and larvae can get to twice that size. They are a […]

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Midges are tiny flying insects often confused with mosquitoes. But unlike mosquitoes they don’t bite, and males can have distinctive bushy antennae. They breed in aquatic environments but don’t require stagnant water. This means they are common around lakes and streams. In the evenings large swarms can […]

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Fungus Gnat

Fungus gnats are small, mosquito-looking flies that like decaying organic matter. There are several species within this group, all fairly similar in behavior. These gnats can be found around potted plants, pet cages, or rotting wood. When their habitat is disturbed, adults will fly out and hover […]

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House Fly

The house fly is named because it is the most common fly found around the home. House flies are under ¼” long, and if you look closely have stripes behind their head. They are nocturnal flies, resting at night and coming out to feed during the day. […]

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Fruit Fly

Fruit flies are tiny flies usually associated with ripe fruits and vegetables, though they also like fermenting liquids. Occasionally they are referred to as vinegar flies, pomace flies, or small fruit flies. Around an 1/8″ long, they can get through some screens that keep other flies out. […]

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Cluster Fly

Cluster flies are named for thier strange hibernation behavior where they sometimes form in clusters. Adults are around 3/8″ long, dark colored, with no metallic sheen. Cluster flies are generally slower and clumsier than other types of similar flies. And if they are crushed, will leave a […]

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Blow, Bottle, and Flesh Fly

Blow and bottle flies are actually two different species of flies, similar enough to group together for most purposes. Many different colors are possible, but they will have a metallic sheen to them. In addition they range in size, but don’t exceed 5/8″ long. These flies are […]

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Webbing Clothes Moth

The webbing clothes moth gets its name from the way the larva builds webbing around itself, and eats a diet of clothing fibers. The adult moths are around ½” long, and behave different from other moths you are used to seeing. Preferring the dark, you won’t see […]

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Booklice (Psocids)

Booklice are named for their slight similarity in appearance to lice, but aren’t related to lice in any way. They aren’t parasitic, and don’t bite. Booklice are also called psocids, and are very small. Most of them are under 1/16″ long, semi-transparent, and look almost like a […]

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