FANAR, Lebanon: A biting midge
, now encased in amber, bit a dinosaur 135 million years ago in what is today the country of Lebanon.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine found that the Highland biting midge
is particularly attracted to the sweat of certain individuals.
This emergence of BT into parts of Europe never before affected was attributed mainly to climate change and was linked to the northern expansion of the major Old World vector Culicoides imicola (Kieffer), which is an Afro-Asiatic species of biting midge
Management of North American Culicoides biting midges
: current knowledge and research needs.
Apart from biting midges
some other vectors like arthropods; ticks and mosquitoes are also responsible for the transmission of BTV virus.
Midges typically begin to come out during the end of May, and in June the female biting midges
arrive to kick off the season.
Floridians and Florida vacationers can rely on Reynolds Pest Management, Inc for further information on the commonly encountered Biting Midges
also known as No-See-Ums.
On the basis of 12 years' research of using bacterial preparations, we have identified that the concentration of 3.0 g of product per liter is lethal to larvae of biting midges
. The data obtained from the treated and untreated areas indicate a considerable decrease in the number of midges' larvae.