buffalo gnat

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Synonyms for buffalo gnat

small blackish stout-bodied biting fly having aquatic larvae

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The same goes for chiggers and fleas, and even if a starving buffalo gnat slips through your outer bug suit, it won't be able to bite through the Rynoskin and remove a chunk of your epidermis.
Like something out of a horror film, buffalo gnats travel in cloudlike swarms that darken the sky.
Black flies, turkey gnats, buffalo gnats, deer flies and horse flies are well-known members of this group.
There were also clouds of buffalo gnats in Idaho so thick he had to spray bug spray on Pepper and get into his tent as quickly as possible.
Bow season opened October 1, with oppressive heat and hordes of tiny buffalo gnats.
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