From DCYC’s Naturalist, John Lusk, on the flies: You’ve seen them. Here is what they are.
- Common names include: lake flies, bay flies, sand flies, muckleheads, muffleheads, Canadian soldiers, American soldiers, blind mosquitoes, and chizzywinks.
- The are not mosquitoes
- Known as one of the indicator organisms
- Larvae and pupae serve as important food sources for fish