Los Angeles County West Vector & Vector-Borne Disease Control District

Mistaken for Mosquitoes

 

Mosquito

Length: 1/4" to 1/2"

Females can bite and  transmit diseases

Crane Fly

Length: 1" to 1 1/2"

Does not bite

 

 

Chironomid Midge

Length: 1/16" to 1/2"

Does not bite

Seen in swarms along rivers, lakes, ponds, and channels

Black Fly

 

Length: 1/8" to 1/4"

Females can bite

 

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