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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_fly

A black fly (sometimes called a buffalo gnat, turkey gnat, or white socks) is any member of the family Simuliidae of the Culicomorpha infraorder. They are related to the Ceratopogonidae, Chironomidae, and Thaumaleidae. Over 2,200 species of black flies have been formally named, of which 15 are extinct. They are divided  ...

entoplp.okstate.edu/ddd/insects/blackflies.htm

Host: Simuliidae is a small family of blood sucking flies commonly known as black flies or buffalo gnats. Over 100 species are known from North America and new ones are still being described. Recent studies have shown the existence of species groups in which two or more species can be distinguished only by studying ...

www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/pcblackflies_buffalognats.htm

Also known as buffalo gnats because of their humpbacked appearance, black flies (Simuliidae) are small (up to one-eighth of an inch long) dark flies that typically appear in late spring and early summer when they swarm and bite birds and mammals, including domestic animals and people. Males and females feed on ...

www.howtogetridofgnat.com/2014/11/44-buffalo-gnat-bites-facts-uncovered.html

A lot of stories out there which get me scared about the buffalo gnat bites, they are life-threatening and cause nuisance to people and get them so terrified. What the buffalo black gnat is? What is a Buffalo Gnat? Buffalo gnat is Simuliidae- related small black flies due to their humpbacked appearance. Buffalo gnats are a ...

www.mosquitomagnet.com/advice/mosquito-info/biting-insect-library/black-flies

Black flies, also known as “buffalo gnats” or “turkey gnats” can be quite annoying to people and mammals. What are black flies attracted to? Much like mosquitoes, both the male and female Black Fly feed on nectar. It is only the female Black Fly who bites since she requires blood for the development of her eggs. Black Flies ...

homeguides.sfgate.com/insect-repellent-buffalo-gnats-86510.html

Buffalo gnats (also known as black flies) are tiny flies with clear wings. The females bite both humans and animals, sucking their blood in order to breed and survive. These bites cause itching and ...

www.slayallpest.com/insect/gnats/best-ways-how-to-get-rid-of-gnats-and-traps

A research done shows that buffalo gnats are attracted to moving dark objects and this trap uses that factor. To construct the trap you look for a strong string, dark colored medium sized ball, a fly paper and a stool. Tie the string to the ball to make a pendulum and attach it to the string the ...

www.hunker.com/12495544/how-to-get-rid-of-buffalo-gnats

Mar 19, 2011 ... Buffalo gnats, also called black flies, belong to the Simuliidae family. The flying insects drink the blood of humans and animals. Bites often occur on the nostrils, wrists,...

www.newharmonysoap.com/its-buffalo-gnat-season-get-proven-protection

Apr 8, 2015 ... Yesterday, April 7th, the vile Buffalo Gnat invaded Southeast Illinois and Southwest Indiana. Here in New Harmony we walked into swarms of these micro vultures while trying to do some early gardening in our backyard. We also received phone calls from people in Mt. Carmel, Grayville, and Carmi Illinois ...