TITLE

Midge

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Midge, a tiny two-winged fly that resembles a mosquito. Midges lay their eggs in freshwater or saltwater, under tree bark, or in damp organic matter. The larvae live wholly in water or in soft earth or mud. The punky, no-see-um, or biting midge, is about 1/25 inch (1 mm) long. It is the smallest blood-sucking insect known. It is common in damp areas and woods, and inflicts painful bites on both humans and animals.
ACCESSION #
37309704

 

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