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Morgellons Environment: Insects (adults)
According to Savely & Stricker (2010), 65% of the 122 morgellon patients examined, reported an 'awareness of tiny insects flying around head'.
There seems to be a close association between Morgellons disease and an affliction of insect larvae (myiasis). Click here to read our study. Many sufferers have had unusual experiences with insects. Click here to read experiences relating to adult flies.
The following samples
are of adult insects repeatly found in sufferer's homes. Many are found from
March until November.
|x60. Sample length 2.5mm. Male fungus gnat with distinctive 'Y' shaped vein at end of wings. Yellow hemolymph can be seen leaking out of thorax.||x60. Sample length 1.5mm. Female fungus gnat. Click here to view results of dissection of a male fungus gnat.||x400. Female fungus gnat - close up of eyes and antennae.|
|x60. The next three samples are orange bodied Cecidomyiidae (Gall midge). They are relations of the fungus gnat.||x60. Head to abdomen 1mm. Gall midge and fungus gnats are the only flies to be known to be capable of paedogenesis, in which the larval stage reproduces without maturing first.||The larvae are essentially born pregnant and reproduce quickly.|
|No magnification. Tiny, light coloured fly, attracted to UV.||x80. Close up shot. Possibly Psychoda alternata a kind of moth fly. Common breeding ground are drains.||x200. Tiny fly found on light bulb, not fully developed.|
|x60. Sample length 1mm. Species unknown.||x60. Sample length 1.5mm. Black fly or wasp.||Closer shot of wing veins.|
|x100. Sample length 0.8mm. Sufferer's report light coloured tiny ants in their homes. Psocid (booklice).||x100. Sample length 1mm. Psocid (booklice).||x80. Thrips can also be found in sufferer's homes.|