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When taking measures directed toward the reduction of the number of bloodsucking midges using the bacterial preparation "Bakticid," the organized surveys of the changing number of developing midges' larvae in the treated water reservoir were conducted.
Phillipa Tick, the human-sized deer tick who inflates when someone sits on a seat placed between her dangling legs ("She'll grow on you"), to the photography exhibit that features science-fictionesque close-up photographs of various insects, to the "Suckers Talk" audio installation ("I'm a larva!"), there's no shortage of bloodsucking material.
"You may find them on your skin after you've cleaned out a pond or filter but they won't be biting; they are not bloodsucking types.
Either way the pixies here are half human with bloodsucking tendencies.
Bite Me A Love Story | CHRISTOPHER MOORE: Yes, vampires are everywhere, but this is the third book in the series that started in 1995 with Bloodsucking Fiends.
By defending the fact that the governing party did not succeed in bringing one single important state decision in the past few years, VMRO members develop their second model-a Vancomihajlovistic bloodsucking matrix of creating list and threats towards "the traitors," says Ljubomir Frckovski in Dnevnik.
The college is situated in a castle where, legend has it, vampire Radu--Rusty's look-alike--terrorized villagers alongside bloodsucking minions and a sorceress, whose spirit is accidentally released to possess student Lynne (Jennifer Lyons) just as the Count & Co.
According to the police, the bloodsucking insect was the only evidence that they found at the scene.
Bloodsucking pests like bat fleas and bat flies may not sound very appealing to the rest of us but, to University at Buffalo (N.Y.) biologist Katharina Dittmar, they are among the most successful creatures evolution ever has produced.
From a Dracula birthday party with bloodsucking party crashers to a daughter introduced to her mother's secrets--these are fine and diverse tales perfect for vampire fans.
In a nutshell: It's based on the book by Richard Matheson and featuresWill Smith as Robert Neville who is possibly the only survivor left after a cancer vaccine kills the majority of the world and leaves the rest as bloodsucking zombies.
The city's School of Tropical Medicine will spend the money on inventing traps to catch the bloodsucking tsetse fly.