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Video shows strange fungus gnats brought out by recent rain

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The recent rain has brought out a strange visitor - a creepy, crawly fungus gnats that left a FOX8 viewer curious.

Victoria and Ian of Sophia sent us this video. In the video, you can see the fungus gnats slowly moving along the ground.

According to Colorado State University, fungus gnats, also known as dark-winged fungus gnats, are small, mosquito-like insects often found in homes and offices, usually in the vicinity of houseplants. They are considered a nuisance when present in noticeable numbers, but the adults are harmless insects that do not bite.

Fungus gnat larvae develop in the growing medium of houseplants and are considered minor pests of houseplants.

Adults are 1/8 inch long, delicate, black flies with long legs and antennae. There is a distinct “Y-shaped” pattern on the forewings. The larvae are wormlike and translucent, with a black head capsule, and live in the gorwing medium of houseplants.