Search For

Discussion Groups: The Lounge

Topic: What insect does this?
0 Like(s)   


8/5/2018 7:05:54 PM
Member since:
Sep 2007
Total posts:1175
What insect does this?

Two of my kids & I have had a little round hole (3-4 mm or so?) cut/bitten/something into our skin today, all at various times of day. I actually have 2 right close together. None of us heard/saw any insect, felt any bite/sting, and each of us were suddenly bleeding quite a lot from the small mysterious wounds. We find it strange, but of course fascinating, and are wondering if anyone has had this happen to them lately as well?  
I am quite sensitive to even the smallest of mosquito pokes, so that is why this is baffling. It certainly was not a horse fly!  
Any help identifying the perpetrator would be great!

Just an opinion

8/5/2018 7:18:07 PM
Member since:
Sep 2008
Total posts:1856
Black flies

Sound like what you're describing.  
You don't always feel them bite and they often take chunks and area bleeds.  
Edited by Just an opinion , 2018-08-05 19:20:55


8/5/2018 8:30:46 PM
Member since:
Sep 2009
Total posts:2263

Definitely black flies or sand flies. They don't suck up blood, the lap it up. And OMG they are itchy afterwards!!


8/5/2018 11:15:00 PM
Member since:
Sep 2007
Total posts:1175

That is interesting. It could be...but nobody here is itching? Does that vary from person to person? And with black flies, I thought they liked to be in swarms/clouds of them.  
I also was wondering why we have never had these bite before now. There is no sand here, so I would tend to less then toward black flies. We have lived here for years, I have had absolutely no experience with them before.  
What conditions do they usually favor? I am just curious why now and not other years?  
Edited by Flutterby, 2018-08-05 23:19:08


8/6/2018 7:01:38 AM
Member since:
Mar 2016
Total posts:246

Are a favourite target for sand and black flies.


8/6/2018 9:40:29 AM
Member since:
Sep 2007
Total posts:1175

Sites were elbow & lower leg.  
We have seen sand flies before, but not here. Highly doubting they are sand flies.


8/6/2018 11:20:16 AM
Member since:
Sep 2015
Total posts:491

Maybe horse flies or bot flies, sometimes you feel them bites sometimes you don’t.


Page 1 of 1

  Get E-mail/text alerts for this discussion    
Bookmark and Share



Current Discussions


Classified Ads




Local Business Directory

Drivers wanted
Pizza hotline seeks mature, reliable delivery drivers. Paid cash daily. Please apply in person with resumé at 2637 victory ave More..
Community Respite Service
A non-profit organization providing respite for caregivers of children and adults with intellectual and/or physical disabilities. More..
Computer Problems?
Years of experience, combined with certification by product manufacturers and industry standard organizations, have made our technicians among the finest in the Brandon & Westman area. and Frank's Computers has earned a reputation for quality performance and expert knowledge. More..