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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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Phlebotomine sand fly control using bait-fed adults to carry the larvicide Bacillus sphaericus to the larval habitat.
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