what the heck is this?

10ounceJune 18, 2013

I found this creepy blob crawling out of a corner of my foundation and across my sidewalk. It stretched for about 2 feet and was made up of thousands of slimy worm like things with little legs. Each one was only about 1/8" long. They were all crawling over each other and the entire thing was moving pretty fast.

Sorry the picture is crappy.

Anyone have any ideas on what they are? Gross!!!!

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I just love posts titled "what the heck is this? "!

This is a phenomenon not commonly seen, a mass migration of fungus gnat larvae. When they encounter a sidewalk (or similar), that's when we notice them.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 11:10AM
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Did a google search on fungus gnats and that's definitely it. Gross!!! Thanks for the answer rhizo!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 1:02PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

You're very welcome!

    Bookmark   June 18, 2013 at 2:19PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

ok.. you win.. for today ...

learn something new every day ...

who knew.. lol

thanks for sharing ...


ps: next time.. slaughter them.. there is no upside to have let them roam free ... soapy water????

    Bookmark   June 19, 2013 at 9:38AM
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