What are Gnats?
A small two-winged fly that resembles a mosquito. Gnats include both biting and nonbiting forms, and they typically form large swarms.
- Male gnats often assemble in large mating swarms or ghosts, particularly at dusk.
- Gnat larvae are mostly free-living and some are aquatic. Many feed on plants, though some are carnivorous.
- For the most part, they are free-living, while some are aquatic.
- While some are carnivorous, many feed on plants.
- Commonly known as dark-winged fungus gnats.
- Known to be a pest of mushroom farms.
- Common to inhabit household plant pots.
- Some horse flies called "green-heads" are another name for Sand Flies in the United States.