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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Preparation and mounting of biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) to be observed with Scanning Electron Microscope.
Biting midges were caught during 7 consecutive nights in the first week of each month.
Temperature dependence of the extrinsic incubation period of orbiviruses in Culicoides biting midges.
Catalog of the New World Biting Midges North of Mexico (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
Their topics include odor coding and neural connections, mechanisms of orientation to host odors and other cues in host finding by female mosquitoes, field and semi-field studies of host-seeking behavior in Afrotropical anophelines, the chemical ecology of sandflies, understanding and exploiting olfaction for the surveillance and control of Culicoides biting midges, the chemical ecology of tick-host interactions, and a case study of the practical application of olfactory cues for monitoring and controlling Aedes aegypti in Brazil.
The second half of the book describes mosquito vectors (Anopheles stephensi Liston, Aedes albopictus Skuse, Aedes aegypti, Culex quinquefasciatus), biting midges (Culicoides sp) and sandfly (Phlebotomus argentipes) biology and their control to demonstrate the importance of understanding vector biology in order to conduct vector control strategies.
Spread by biting midges rather than by contact between horses, the disease causes fatal lesions, affecting the respiratory and circulatory systems.
Catalogo of the New World biting midges South of the United States of America (Diptera:Ceratopogonidae).
Once biting midges are attracted by the device, they are sucked inside and collected in a bag.
Once biting midges are attracted by the device they are sucked inside and collected in a bag.
Punkie - These flies are also called biting midges or "no-see-ums," the latter name referring to their small size.