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Non-mosquito stinging species

Post by MajorBloodnok » Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:02 pm

Hello,

I noticed these bastards during our first weeks in Thailand, and they're right now active again! :guns:

They are definitely not mosquitoes! :shock:

They are silent attackers (no typical mosquito sound) and active day & night. :cuss:

They are minute, and when stationary you can recognise their delta-shape 'vulcan bomber'
outline.

Does anyone know what species they are? :?

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Post by surferdave » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:03 pm

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Post by RCer » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:11 pm

I'm not sure which one you're talking about. But the majority of insects here seem to think I'm meat on a stick. :D

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Post by Felipesed1 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:41 pm

Check out this site for the description of these "delta winged" flies:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/3128

Are these what you ate seeing?


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Post by hhinner » Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:58 pm

I was going to say drain flies. Didn't realise they are bloodsuckers though. Thanks Felipesed1.

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Post by crazy88 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:51 pm

Horrible little things. Bring you up with a hard lump after the bite. Does not itch though. Never seen them before in 20 years here. Or at least not noticed them before.The geckos seem to like them.

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Re: Non-mosquito stinging species

Post by migrant » Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:58 am

You guys need more chili :cheers:


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Post by PeteC » Mon Nov 28, 2016 7:01 am

^^ You'll see them hanging out in your bathrooms from time to time. Sitting in the toilet bowl or a basin. They always seem to be around moisture. Pete
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Re: Non-mosquito stinging species

Post by MajorBloodnok » Mon Nov 28, 2016 12:59 pm

Good afternoon everyone!

I did notice they prefer the bathroom environment!
The bites/stings here around Soi 94 DO ITCH LIKE MAD!

As I said, they're silent and carry out their hit and run attacks with the speed
of the mosquito fighter-bombers!

Anyway thanks for your posts!

Have a nice one!

MB aka 'Mike the Fritz'
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Re: Non-mosquito stinging species

Post by MajorBloodnok » Mon Nov 28, 2016 1:12 pm

Felipesed1 wrote:Check out this site for the description of these "delta winged" flies:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/3128

Are these what you ate seeing? :thumb:
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Definitely! Never got to see one that close, of course.
From a distance they present a delta-shaped outline.

So they have been identified as moth or drain flies! :cheers:

Thanks!

Have a nice one!

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