What insect is this? It is everywhere

ReneeHuggins(9)June 20, 2012

I first noticed this on my new citrus tree, but now I'm seeing it all over my garden. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Thanks!

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

Looks like some type of midge.
hortster

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 1:45PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That's exactly what I would guess, too, hortster. I'd also guess that it is one of the non-biting species.

Any special reason why you want to get rid of them, Renee? Midges don't harm plants.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2012 at 3:12PM
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toxcrusadr

OMG the natural environment is intruding on the garden! Kill it!

Sorry, couldn't help myself. :-D

    Bookmark   June 22, 2012 at 2:27PM
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ReneeHuggins(9)

"Any special reason why you want to get rid of them, Renee? Midges don't harm plants."

If they don't harm the plants, then I don't mind them. I noticed that they were on everything I've planted outside and immediately tried to see if I could find them online. Amazing how many other bugs fit my same description for these things :)

Thanks for the help everyone!

    Bookmark   June 26, 2012 at 4:19PM
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