biting midges

Ceratopogonidae

Summary 2

Ceratopogonidae, or biting midges (including what are called, in the United States and Canada, no-see-ums, midgies, sand flies, punkies, and others), are a family of small flies (1–4 mm long) in the order Diptera. They are closely related to the Chironomidae, Simuliidae (or black flies), and Thaumaleidae.

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  1. (c) Stavros Markopoulos, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/91116392@N00/2301140191
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceratopogonidae

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