March fly

March Fly

5729  There are thousands of these “flys” around my outside light and on my outside door at nighttime. Can you tell me what they are?  Bill

This is a March fly (Diptera: Bibionidae). The adults are harmless nuisance pests, but the larvae of some species can damage plant roots – see for more detailed information. Ed Saugstad, retired entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.,