Talk:Midge

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First comments[edit]

please create one. Thank you i have no knowledge of the insect. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Neobattle2 (talkcontribs) 20:51, 7 May 2007 (UTC)

Where do midges go in the winter?212.219.158.184 12:12, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

I imagine they have a realtively short lifespan - and therefore die in winter.Tpacw (talk) 18:44, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

when a midge leaves the round red spot is that from them biting, ive heard from several people that this is infact the mige urinating

Culicoides Impunctatus[edit]

Okay, the midge article and the biting midge article are confusing me. How do they relate to culicoides impunctatus, the Highland midge ? This species is what I generally think of when I hear the term midge. Has culicoides impunctatus been left out or is it another word for the same thing ? --WaterWolf 14:55, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

Oh, I see now. It's a subset of Ceratopogonidae... But there's no mention of the itchy affect its bite has, except for in horses. Culicoides Impunctatus has an itchy bite in all animals as far as I'm aware, that's why it's such a pest. Can anyone explain ?

Diseases carried by midges[edit]

Since Ceratopogonidae are the family of "biting midges", are they the only ones to carry diseases? Chellefish 23:20, 29 September 2007 (UTC)

According to the Bluetongue article, only Culicoides carry the disease, so not even the whole biting midge family can carry it. All these different midge articles are getting confusing ! --WaterWolf 13:45, 1 October 2007 (UTC)

Bug Game[edit]

Why remove this portion....it is the one time the average person has actually seen what a swarm of these critters are capable of doing? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.14.84.60 (talk) 11:02, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

Because its not encyclopaedic information, its trivia. Kommando (talk) 02:20, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
 : I just searched google news for 'midge' and there are countless results from the last 30 days. Some ball game in America is far less relevant than probably half of them. Midge forecasts in Scotland, midges control mosquito population - more interesting than a two year old baseball game. Earfetish1 (talk) 00:03, 30 June 2009 (UTC)


Is the term "Midget" used in the vernacular elsewhere to refer to Midge?

Even the second references in this article uses the term "Midge". If one searches for "Midge insect" on google scholar, many academic papers come up which refer to the term Midge.

It appears to have been vandalism, and has been corrected. Richard New Forest (talk) 11:00, 17 June 2010 (UTC)

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