Frog has the most damage against them and then torch below that. Water can make them avoid you but they can also be outran just by walking if you start moving as soon as your targeted. Running gets you away faster tho obviously.
Literally, hit them with a torch
They are weak to fire, and should die pretty quickly
It’s recommended to keep resources in your inventory to repair said torch when in the bog as it attacking with it burns through its durability
Avoid the “swarm” when possible by going away from it. If it targets you, pull out a torch and swing in the air in the direction of the swarm, while looking about “hip high” as the hit box becomes visible from fire. Then use torch, sword, or Dino to attack the “hit box”. Once dead, you can harvest it where the hit box was last before it died.
The hit box will tend to fly at ground level, but will fly up to where you are if you are not standing at ground level.
Some Dino’s don’t agro the swarm, others do.
The swarm will still attack unattended Dinos.
As of a certain recent patch, they can no longer target or attack you inside a base (building), but they can get over Dino walls, so your Dino’s need to be on neutral.
I don’t trust leaving my base doors open, just in case they can get through them while open.
If you are getting attacked often it seem s to be they can only track movement, so as long as they are not actively attacking you, stand still, they will go away, if they are actively attacking you go a little distance away and then stand still
If these are the little craps in the swarms, then I am here to say that they don’t have a first person hit box. Go into third person with a pike or spear and just start stabbing them. So easy once you know this.
Kill these to gather the mats to build the blade gauntlets from the trailer. Taming takes element and time if you see element nodes swarms are never far away. Bug spray will not work but you can lure these on a PT to a trap with rare flowers. These flying cinders are something else.
They can aggro on Mammoths, but will never attack the Mammoth it is targeting. This means that if an Insect Swarm aggros on your Mammoth, they'll hover around it until they drop down dead on their own. There may be other non-Bog creatures that do this, but at least try using your Mammoth as a mosquito candle sometime!