Trying to ID small flying bug

Asked September 30, 2017, 10:46 AM EDT

We found many of these small bugs flying in our campsite on Lake Superior in late September, most had a whitish mass on the abdomens, they appeared bluish when flying, they looked like floating seed fluff.

Lake County Minnesota insect identification woolly aphids

1 Response

The insects you encountered were probaly flying woolly aphids. We don't know what species. Many kinds have been particularly abundant in Minnesota this year.

http://bugguide.net/node/view/1228287
http://islandnature.ca/2009/10/flight-of-the-woolly-aphids/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmwSKST68Es