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Post  cpl100 8/8/2012, 1:22 pm

I have these running around almost all of my planters and in my SFG. They are extremely small (thus hard to photo) and they run around rather than fly. (Or at least I have not seen them flying.) They are mostly black but some are white or silver near the back of their body.

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Post  camprn 8/8/2012, 1:33 pm

I call them gnats, but that is probably a misnomer. I believe they cause no harm.

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Post  Pollinator 8/8/2012, 5:48 pm

I can't see well enough to be sure, but likely from their behavior, they are phorid flies. They are harmless to your garden, and may be helping, because some species parasitize pest insects like fire ants.
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Post  cpl100 8/9/2012, 9:43 am

I looked on bugguide.net but did not see this bug which I noticed this morning.

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Post  camprn 8/9/2012, 12:45 pm

Looks like a katydid to me.

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