Feathergnat hovering

Feathergnat hovering in the air.

Feathergnats are tiny insects that live in nests in the grass of the forest. They are the main diet of the Fatsack.

History Edit

Waterlollies Edit

A feathergnat flew down to feed on a water dropplet. A dropplet then dropped down from a leaf above and shocked the gnat, causing it to fly away.

BWDS episode 1: Fatsack Edit

It is explained that feathergnats are the main feed of the fatsacks, who disturbs the gnats by clawing in the grass and then inhales them into their trunk.

Habitat Edit

Feathergnats live inside glowing bulbous hives that are stuck to the side of trees. They can also be found among grass.

Behaviour Edit

Feathergnats are highly protective of their hives which are filled with edible nectar. They sometimes fly together in swarms.
Feathergnat feeding

Feathergnat drinking from a water drop.

Anatomy Edit

Feathergnats are tiny and delicate and resemble white feathers. They are able to sting.

Appearances Edit

Brackenwood episodes Edit

Brackenwood Wildlife Documentary Series Edit

Trivia Edit