Ceratopogonidae, or biting midges (including what are called, in the United States, no-see-ums, midgies, sand flies, punks, 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.

What a horrible, little pest of a fly. I’ve never felt rage for another living thing like I did for the no-see-ums on Cape Sable in Everglades National Park.


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2 Responses to NO-SEE-UMS

  1. mark July 29, 2010 at 9:12 am #

    Oh, man! I met these little guys while in Panama. Locals called them, Chitre. They are little flying devils!

  2. Jason Landry July 29, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    My worst experience with midges was during a multi-day hike in the Highlands of Scotland. What a nasty little beast.

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