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EENY 349: Biting midges, no-see-ums Culicoides spp. (Insecta: Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

Figure 2. Adult biting midge, Culicoides sonorensis Wirth and Jones, showing blood-filled abdomen and the characteristic wings patterns used for species identification.

Credit: Ed T. Schmidtmann, USDA/ARS