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midge

(midj),
The smallest of the biting flies, in the genus Culicoides; swarms may attack humans and other animals; vectors of filarial infections.
[O.E. mycg]

midge

Any of a broad group of small, two-winged flies (order Diptera, of families Chironomidae and Ceratopogonidae), which are blood-sucking intermediate hosts for filarial worms—e.g., Mansonella perstans, M ozzardi and others.

midge

(mij)
The smallest of the biting flies, in the genus Culicoides; swarms may attack humans and other animals; vectors of filarial infections.
[O.E. mycg]

midge

(mĭj) [ME. migge]
Small, gnatlike flies including those from the families Chironomidae and Ceratopogonidae. Some cause painful bites.
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This sampling indicated that the animal community along the benthic substrates of this marsh pool was primarily comprised of midge larvae, an assortment of small insectivorous fish (mostly juvenile carp and brown bullhead, and to a lesser extent adult stickleback), and small numbers of adult brown bullheads.
I will also be meeting with representatives from the Midge Point Progress Association.
Midges have been around since prehistoric times and most don't bite - but the Scots species Culicoides impunctatus does.
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Akabane virus) are widespread in Africa and Asia; biting midges (Culicoides spp.