In the last couple of days I have noticed my wooden garden furniture has become covered by small insects, the table and chairs have hundreds though I cant see any on the decking on which the table sits. The insects are very small, grey/brown in colour. They are crawling all over the table and look like they have wings though I havent seen them fly yet.

I am in Scotland.

Any ideas what they could be?


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Hmm, your autofocus seems to have snapped to the decking floor, rather than the table top, which makes it a little hard to be sure of the details/size of these insects, but I would hazard a guess and suggest they may be Thrips (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thrips)