View Full Version : Bite with black or red dot?

Aug 19, 2013, 07:22 PM
I have many, what feel like bug bites that scare over with either a black or red dot in the wound? The bug that's biting me looks like it goes deep in a pore and can attach to a healthy blood supply? I've actually picked one of my scares on my lower leg and its sent blood across my bathroom. And it's come out of one single leg pore. What the heck? I live next to a Cargill nutrition feeding field for deer, etc... and I've seen things flying around that are strange

Aug 20, 2013, 02:07 AM
Your mention of the field next door indicates you spend some time outdoors. The description of the bites sounds a lot like ticks, but you don't mention seeing any bugs on you, so the possibility of mosquitoes or yellow flies arises. Some species of yellow fly are often confused with the deerfly, so this is a distinct possibility

Check out the IFAS webpage about those flies:
deer flies, yellow flies and horse flies - Chrysops, Diachlorus and Tabanus spp. (http://entomology.ifas.ufl.edu/creatures/livestock/deer_fly.htm)