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Pest has clear or cloudy thin wings, and …

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option 1Pest has only two wings

  • One wing on each side of the body
  • Small paddle-like structures may be visible

option 2Pest has four wings (may be joined together, but two separate attachment points on the body

FLIES

drain fly
drain fly
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Occasional Infesters
 
housefly
house fly

 


fruit fly, photo by Hannah Burrack, North Carolina State University, Bugwood.org

 

cluster fly
cluster fly
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Flies Inside
 
mosquito
mosquito

 

blackfly
blackfly, photo from Wikipedia public domain

 

flesh fly
flesh fly

 

deer fly
deer fly
For more information, see What's Bugging You: Flies Outside

Examples:

termite, alate
termite, winged reproductive
(3/8", 10 mm)

 

honeybee
honeybee
(1/2-5/8", 11-15 mm)

 

bumblebee
bumblebee
(1/4-1", 6-25 mm)

 

yellow jacket
yellow jacket
(3/8-5/8", 10-16 mm)

 

blue mud dauber
blue mud dauber
(1/2-1", 12.5-25 mm)

 

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Unless otherwise noted, all photos and illustrations by NYS IPM Staff