Biting midge chemical ecology

Mordue, Jenny; Mordue, Bill
August 2003
Biologist;Aug2003, Vol. 50 Issue 4, p159
Academic Journal
Provides information on midges, small biting flies with a wingspan of less than two millimeters. Distribution of midge in subartic and temperate Europe; Difficulty in controlling midges; Life cycles of midges; Chemical ecology of midges.


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