biting midge


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

no-see-um \no-see-um\ n. (Zool.)
   Any of several minute two-winged biting insects of the family
   Ceratopogonidae that suck the blood of mammals and birds
   and other insects; also called biting midge and punkie.

   Syn: punkie, punky, punkey, biting midge.
        [WordNet 1.5]
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