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The overall number of biting midges caught started at a moderate level (11,577) in April 2007, peaked in October (246,882), decreased to low levels during December 2007-March 2008, and started to rise again (462) in April 2008 (Figure 2).
A small collection of biting midges of the genus Culicoides from Bolivia (Diptera, Ceratopogonidae).
It can be assumed that cows [greater than or equal to] 1 year of age became infected with SBV around the time SBV-infected Culicoides biting midges were detected on the farm in September 2011 (6).
Quantifying bluetongue virus in adult Culicoides biting midges (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
The abundance of biting midges (Culicoides) was seasonal with peaks during the rains and shortly after the rains, during which time the temperature was moderately high.
It is estimated that in some parts of the country, there are up to 25million biting midges per hectare.
DEET is also effective against chiggers, black flies, biting midges (punkies or no-see-ums), stable flies, sand flies, bed bugs, head lice, fleas, leeches, and ticks.
Parts of the United States could eventually be declared bluetongue-free, because the biting midges in the Northeast don't spread the virus.
The blood-bloodsucking biting midges of Argentina (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae).
biting midges were trapped almost daily at a dairy in the municipality of Ermelo (eastern Netherlands) by various methods, including the standard Onderstepoort-type blacklight trap.
Project partner Swansea University has just published its latest findings on work which looks at using a fungus - Metarhizium anisopliae - to control biting midges, populations of which could increase with climate change.
Further research is being carried out at the Scottish Agriculture College and Edinburgh University by the UK's leading authority on biting midges.