Phantom midges, as adults, have only one thing in mind when they emerge from their sleep as a pupae. They don't eat.
They are, many times, the tiny guys that fly around in small swarms above the ground above bushes, or a pond, or a pool, or someone's head. Why or why do they find the hood of my car to be the place for their love nests?
The fly on the left is the male. He has the fluffy antennae.