biting midge

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Synonyms for biting midge

minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects

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FANAR, Lebanon: A biting midge, now encased in amber, bit a dinosaur 135 million years ago in what is today the country of Lebanon.
Austroconops Wirth and Lee, a lower cretaceous genus of biting midges yet living in western Australia: a new species, first description of the immatures and discussion of their biology and phylogeny (Diptera : Ceratopogonidae).
Insect vectors play an essential role in transmission; the viral genome has been detected in various field-collected biting midges (Culicoides spp.
Catalogue of the new world biting midges south of the United States of America (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
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.
Although [approximately equal to] 70-100 [micro]L of cattle or sheep blood are used for the BTV genome detection, <1 [micro]L blood remains in a biting midge after a blood meal.
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 (13).
Through training and research, the project will: (a) advance the fellows skills in entomology through engagement with an interdisciplinary project team (b) improve the fellows capacity to lead research projects targeting insect disease vectors (c) produce a cost-effective trap for sustainable monitoring of biting midges (d) foster collaboration between academia and industry through translational research (e) allow the fellow to carry out a placement in industry, to understand how to work in this sector and gain entrepreneurial skills and (f) implement outreach activities which will disseminate our results to those that need them.
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.
Biting midges of the genus Culicoides Latreille (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae) are the most diverse group of the family Ceratopogonidae, which includes 1,366 extant worldwide species, 266 of which occur in the Neotropics (Borkent & Spinelli 2007; Borkent 2014a).
IT was a night on the Lake of Menteith when everything clicked for Dunfermline angler John Michie despite the torrential rain and clouds of biting midges.
And as a consequence, I had a quite a miserable time; hardly an inch on my body escaped the attention of the biting midges.