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biting midge

noun
1.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45
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  • Both diseases are closely related, have similar clinical signs and are spread by a small, biting midge fly.
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biting midge

noun
1.
any small fragile dipterous fly of the family Ceratopogonidae, most of which suck the blood of mammals, birds, or other insects
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no-see-um

any member of a family of small, bloodsucking insects in the fly order, Diptera, that are often serious pests along seashores, rivers, and lakes and may attack in great numbers and cause extreme discomfort. The nickname no-see-ums is descriptive, for, although its irritating bite is felt, the female midge is often difficult to find. Biting midges are usually about 1 mm (0.04 inch) long.

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