Several MCAs early this month walked out of a meeting convened by assembly committee chairman Paul Bagine after Kiugu failed to show how the earthworm and blackflies
project was undertaken.
Many environmental factors, such as water temperature, pH, dissolved oxygen concentration and turbidity have been known to affect blackflies diversity (1, 8) and many of these variables are used as predictors of species distribution (9, 10).
Present study investigates the distribution and density of blackflies species in 16 different streams and rivers of Meghalaya state of northeastern India.
For instance, if blackflies
are the problem, avoid morning exposure when they're most likely to be feeding.
Larvae is deposited by blackflies
which breed in rivers - hence the name of the infection.
There are instructions for building a homemade smudge pot to deter the 7,000 kinds of blackflies
in North America, recipes for making three different kinds of fire-starters, directives for howling so wolves will answer, creepy goosebumps games such as Murder in the Dark, knee-slapping rain-maker songs, and just-plain-silly campfire activities.
The dominant biting insects are mosquitoes (Aedes spp., Diptera, Culicidae) and blackflies (Diptera, Simuliidae).
In 1993, we sampled once a day until mosquitoes and blackflies became active, and three times a day subsequently.
One subspecies, Bt israelensis (Bti), targets blackflies
and a variety of mosquito species.
Says Frank Dowling, age 100: "There was a fascination to it: flies and blackflies
The disease currently affects about 18 million people in tropical regions, where it spreads through the bite of blackflies
that breed in river water.
In the areas of Africa and Latin America nearest the equator, blackflies
that breed in river water carry a parasite called Onchocerca volvulus from human to human.