social

What is this Insect?

A yellow-brown winged insect on a black surface.I live in the South-Eastern US and found this in the bedroom on the carpet. Google lens is saying cicada or in that family or glassy winged sharpshooter or maybe springtail. To me it looks like a moth variety. Additionally, my wife is getting bitten quite often by something we can't seem to see so it is important to ID anything we can find. Oh, yeah. This thing is maybe 1/8-1/4 in. Thoughts?

Advertisement

A yellow-brown winged insect on a dark surface.
 
A yellow-brown winged insect on a black surface.
 

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!


Silver Answer Medal for All Time! 425 Answers
July 15, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

Sorry, I can't tell what that bug is from the pictures. As far as your wife getting bitten by something you can't seem to see, my bet would be no-seeums. They are smaller that a speck of pepper or a grain of salt or sugar, AND can easily fit right through window screening. They usually swarm by the thousands in late afternoon into evening. They even are attracted to come through screens, when there are lights on or people in a room.

Advertisement

I take my screens out and spray them with insect repellent, several times from spring through fall. That way I don't get bit by the nasty little gnats while I read or sleep. If I wake up in the morning with itchy little welts, I know rain has washed away the bug spray, and it's time to spray them again. If bitten, Tender's Afterbite works better than anything else I've used. It comes as a pen-type applicator. Good luck.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
July 15, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

That is a moth for sure and not a springtail. When a person gets bit by unknown bugs or bugs you can't see they normally no see-ems and they come out in the summer months. They are very small bugs that come out in the evening hours and when they bit they are painful. After they bite they can leave a water blister on the skin which is painful and itches all the time.

Advertisement

In order to stop them from biting your wife, I would suggest that she gets some mint oil and apply it to her skin in the late afternoon. They hate the smell of the oil and it also makes it harder for them to bite into the skin.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
July 19, 20200 found this helpful
Best Answer

This might be a a clothes moth but the picture is not really clear and it appears the picture is of the bug laying on its side?
To identify a bug you need to see the complete body so you can see if it has a disjointed head, antennas and number of legs.
If it is a clothes moth you should examine your closets as this may be where they are hiding.

As to bug bites - it does sound like your wife is around no-see-ums and it is not uncommon for one person to be bitten and others left alone - appears that is caused by different body chemicals.

Advertisement


The bites can be very bad and the 'itch' is said to be really intense.
If this sounds like the type of bite you're talking about here are some DIY remedies suggested by university sites:

1.) Apply underarm deodorant to the bite.
2.) Keep clean with alcohol
3.) Try applying toothpaste to the affected area
4.) Make a paste of baking soda with water and rub it on bite
5.) They do not like 'cold' conditions so keep temperature 6570 F
or below at least several times a day.
6.) They seem to be attracted to warmth and moisture, so the cooler you keep it in your home, the less likely they are to come around.
7.) Some people buy dehumidifiers to keep the dampness out of the house.
8.) Cold compress also seems to help the itch.
9.) A paste of Epsom Salt & hot water may help to draw out the poison if placed on clean white cloth and held against the bite.

Advertisement


10.) Creams/ointments can be purchased from drug departments
11.) Use a 'drawing salve' - purchase from your drug store

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 140 Posts
July 31, 20200 found this helpful

This insect is of the Moth family, there are good ones and not so good ones, here is some info - www.homestratosphere.com/.../ and more knowledge of them - en.wikipedia.org/.../moth

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Categories
Home and Garden Pest Control InsectsJuly 15, 2020
Pages
More
🐛
Pest Control
👔
Father's Day Ideas!
🌻
Gardening
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Instagram
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-05-10 07:59:25 in 943 msecs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
https://www.thriftyfun.com/What-is-this-Insect-7.html