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biting midge

n.
Any of various minute, biting flies of the family Ceratopogonidae. Also called no-see-um, punkie, sandfly.

biting midge

n
(Animals) any small fragile dipterous fly of the family Ceratopogonidae, most of which suck the blood of mammals, birds, or other insects

punk•ie

(ˈpʌŋ ki)

n.
any of the minute biting gnats of the family Ceratopogonidae; biting midge; no-see-um.
[1760–70, Amer.; < New York Dutch *punkje, alter. of Munsee Delaware pónkwəs]
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Noun1.biting midge - minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insectsbiting midge - minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects
gnat - any of various small biting flies: midges; biting midges; black flies; sand flies
Ceratopogonidae, family Ceratopogonidae - biting midges; sand flies
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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.
Topics covered range from scorpions, spiders, ants, and bees to mites, ticks, lice, bed bugs, sand flies, biting midges, mosquitoes, and horseflies.
The homogeneous disruption of individual small arthropod vectors of zoonotic diseases such as biting midges (Diptera), fleas (Siphonaptera), or ticks (Ixodida) is typically done manually with pestles in microcentrifuge tubes, or with Dounce tissue grinders (1-3).
Hemorrhagic disease is transmitted through biting midges, and outbreaks tend to be highest during periods of hot, dry weather when whitetails and midges concentrate around water sources.
And it is, but it's related to the density of the biting midges rather than deer.
The Institute for Animal Health (IAH) this week warned the virus, which is spread by biting midges, is likely to spread further north and west this year - even as far as Wales and Scotland.