buffalo gnat

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Synonyms for buffalo gnat

small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae

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In Arkansas I once observed a herd of deer run from one end of a field to the other over and over, trying to escape buffalo gnats.
Bow season opened October 1, with oppressive heat and hordes of tiny buffalo gnats.
Black flies, also known as buffalo gnats, are smaller biting flies, about one-eighth of an inch long.
Like something out of a horror film, buffalo gnats travel in cloudlike swarms that darken the sky.
To make matters worse, some years buffalo gnats join the party, and they will happily fly off with chunks of your hide.