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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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The dairy farm is the only location in the Netherlands where monitoring for biting midges was continuously conducted during the 2011-2013 SBV epidemic and where SBV RNA was detected in biting midges caught during 2011-2012 (6,7).
Temperature dependence of the extrinsic incubation period of orbiviruses in Culicoides biting midges.
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.
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.
Biting midges can transmit Bluetongue, a viral pathogen, which kills or debilitates hundreds of deer, sheep and cattle.
Forcipomyia Meigen, 1818 (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae), a worldwide genus, is one of the species-richest genera in the biting midges, with many species being important pollinators of tropical and subtropical cultivated plants (Young 1986; Martinez et al.
Insect vectors play an essential role in transmission; the viral genome has been detected in various field-collected biting midges (Culicoides spp.
Mosquitoes are present whenever rainfall occurs as well as in artificial lakes, and Dr Jubran said that people mistake biting midges for mosquitoes, which is a different kind of species but are also prominent around the creeks and artificial lakes.
We are told that one jab should be enough to protect sheep and cattle from the dreadful disease that is spread by biting midges and causes deformities in newborn lambs and calves.
With guaranteed results, unsurpassed customer satisfaction and continual testing, Mosquito Shield is the Northeast's premier mosquito control company, that provides a guaranteed protection plan for all types of insects, including black flies, biting midges, mosquitoes and more.
In seven years we have never recorded biting midges in November before and I suspect this is the first time ever, long before records began.