Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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Can someone give me advice on what creatures are teeming on my lawn ?
They look like sort of a large “fruitfly” and are bunched in an area of about 4” x 4”, and they are on the top of grass blades.
I’ll try and take a closeup.

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Re: Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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Re: Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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Almost look like termites !
Clear to silver-ish wings.
Ant-like body.

My wife’s identifier shows it as “black garden art.”

With clear to whitish wings?

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Re: Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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Ants
Owner/Certified Operator
Lawn Treatments (fert, weeds, insects), Interior Pest Control, Bee & Wasp Control.
Started doing Pest Control in 1992, Started my own business in 2006.

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Re: Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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Burnie wrote:
Sat Oct 09, 2021 6:17 am
Ants
Okay, thanks ! Dummy me…I never knew (at least these) a n t s could have wings !
Well, other than building anthills in my good lawn, I don’t know that they are particularly bad there. Just don’t want ‘em IN my house !

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Re: Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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I get these every year as well at my home in Clarksville, TN. I’ve come to the conclusion that they aren’t termites, just winged ants. They just swarm my lights around the house and don’t bother the grass.

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Re: Found strange “fruit fly-sized” silver-to-clear flying insects teeming in one small spot on my grass blades!!

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LegionLawn wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 3:51 pm
I get these every year as well at my home in Clarksville, TN. I’ve come to the conclusion that they aren’t termites, just winged ants. They just swarm my lights around the house and don’t bother the grass.
Ahhh, thanks. I guess I will “go on” and worry about other things going on in the lawn !
Always SOMETHING to worry about.
Hey, thanks again !

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