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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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They are now investigating natural ways of controlling the midges - which were also the cause of an outbreak of bluetongue disease in the UK in autumn 2008.
Midge was immensely enthusiastic and informed on the subject of classical music, and she had an exhaustive knowledge of the string quartet repertoire, her particular favourite.
Midge Ure plays on the Here & Now tour at the ECHO arena on Saturday, June 25.
"Additionally, larger people would provide a more substantial visual target for host-seeking midges as well as greater amounts of heat, moisture and attractant chemicals such as carbon dioxide."
We are in the business of trying to increase the number of tourists but the midges keep people away."
Crosses of BG 380-2 and Gurmatia with susceptible cultivars Annada and Kranti; with differentials possessing the known genes (Samridhi possessing the Gm1 gene, Phalguna with the Gm2 gene, RP 2068-18-3-5 with the gm3 gene, Abhaya with the Gm4 gene, ARC 5984 with the Gm5 gene, RP2333-156-8 with the Gm7 gene, Jhitpiti with the Gm8 gene, Madhuri line 9 with the Gm9 gene); and among themselves were performed to develop [F.sub.1], [F.sub.2], and [F.sub.3] populations for studying the inheritance and allelic nature of gene(s) for gall midge resistance.
The line-up was phenomenal: Midge Ure, Sting, Duran Duran, Culture Club, Eurythmics, Human League, Paul Young, Phil Collins, Spandau Ballet, U2, George Michael, Bananarama and so on.
A flame-free catalytic process then creates a mix of carbon dioxide, formulated by Dr Blackwell to mimic human or animal breath and attract midges.
During the heavy midge hatches of March, April, and May, low water levels create plenty of shallow areas for easy wade fishing and good sight fishing to large trout.
Along benthic substrates in particular, the consumer community is typically dominated by detritivores such as midge larvae (Batzer and Wissinger 1996).
Visage co-founder Rusty Egan will join Midge Ure for his show in Birmingham.