Biting Midges

No-see-ums: Those Pesky Biting Midges Are Back! thumbnail

My wife says I have ugly feet. Normally I’d disagree, but not today. Because today my feet are ugly, and painful, and itchy and, well, they look like this… Let’s take a closer look… Unhappy feet. This, as many of you will know, is the work of Ceratopogonidae. Or, as they are more commonly known, [...]


In last weeks post we talked about the world’s worst insect, the mosquito. At the foot of that post I mentioned that this week I would introduce you to the mozzies irritating little brother. Technically I am not sure if they are related, but they are both ‘orrible little bloodsuckers. First, a picture of this [...]