biting midge

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biting midge

Any of various minute, biting flies of the family Ceratopogonidae. Also called no-see-um, punkie, sandfly.


pertaining to the characteristic behavior of performing a bite.

biting louse
see species of the insect suborder mallophaga.
biting midge
insects of the family ceratopogonidae. Called also punkies, no-see-ums, sandflies.
biting pattern
the pattern of distribution of bites, or of diseases transmitted by insect bites, which may suggest the identity of the biter.
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Batches of female biting midges were tested for BTV by real-time reverse transcription-PCR (rRT-PCR).
Blood samples were first obtained from the herd on April 19, 2012, after retrospective detection of SBV RNA in biting midges that had been collected from the farm on September 14, 2011 (6).
Evaluation of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry for characterization of Culicoides nubeculosus biting midges.
Biting midges can transmit Bluetongue, a viral pathogen, which kills or debilitates hundreds of deer, sheep and cattle.
Forcipomyia Meigen, 1818 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a worldwide genus, is one of the species-richest genera in the biting midges, with many species being important pollinators of tropical and subtropical cultivated plants (Young 1986; Martinez et al.
Mosquitoes are present whenever rainfall occurs as well as in artificial lakes, and Dr Jubran said that people mistake biting midges for mosquitoes, which is a different kind of species but are also prominent around the creeks and artificial lakes.
We are told that one jab should be enough to protect sheep and cattle from the dreadful disease that is spread by biting midges and causes deformities in newborn lambs and calves.
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In seven years we have never recorded biting midges in November before and I suspect this is the first time ever, long before records began.
NATURE is being harnessed to tackle a debilitating livestock disease in a move that could also help end that scourge of summertime barbecues - biting midges.
Mansonella perstans is transmitted by tiny biting midges of the genus Culicoides.