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Tessa wrote at 2007-08-09 20:31:08
Thank you for asking this question.  I too have been bothered by these annoying little insects!  I first noticed them when I would sit outside a few years ago, but nobody around me seemed to be bothered by them.  Then today, while out in my yard with the kids, we had to move out of the grass because I kept getting bit- then I noticed a couple on my newborn.  There was also a cup of lemonade left in my yard and when I went to pick it up there were at least 20 or more of these yellowish color bugs all inside the cup!  I hope someone can come up with an inexpensive solution to getting these insects out of your yard.

KEV wrote at 2014-05-27 20:58:58
This bug is very annoying as you well know,but would just like to add DO NOT WEAR "YELLOW"WHITE"ORANGE"or any bright colors if this bug is around.It and all its friends will gang up on you fast and you'll be covered in a few minuets.

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Nathan Riggs


I currently live in San Antonio, TX and have expertise in identifying insects, many types of spiders, and other arthropod critters that infest lawns, ornamentals, structures, trees, pets and livestock. Mites are not a strong point of mine. I'm not a licensed doctor, so I cannot provide medical diagnosis of conditions possibly related to insects or other arthropods. If you've got an interesting photo for me to see, attach it to your question, or let me know and I'll give you my email so the picture will get to me. If you have hosted an insect photo on a website, please include the link so I can go look at it and provide a faster ID for you. You may also join my group page on Facebook and post your picture at


22+ years' experience as an entomologist: 5 years as a biologist with Merck Animal Health (I was part of the R&D team that worked to develop FrontLine flea and tick products) and 7 years as an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Specialist in San Antonio, Texas with Texas Cooperative Extension.

Veterinary Parasitology, Southwestern Entomologist, San Antonio Express News, San Antonio Gardener Newsletter, Master Gardener SCION Newsletter, GardenStyleSA e-Newsletter

BS - Entomology from Texas A&M University in 1992.

Board Certified Entomologist, 1996-2000 - Medical and Veterinary Entomology Specialty (Entomological Society of America)

Awards and Honors
2000 Texas A&M University Vice Chancellor's Award in Excellence for leadership on the Texas Fire Ant Program Educational Team.

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