Monday, September 26, 2005

Now it's no-see-ums

I should have known about these. I depend on the news organizations to get the news to me and I've never heard any mention of no-see-ums on CNN. Now I've been bitten by no-see-ums and these bites are worse than the mosquito bite. What is a no-see-um? It's a midge, a sand fly, a punkie:

"A minute two-winged insect that sucks the blood of mammals and birds and other insects."

I have seven of these bites now, one the size of a welt. Apparently the fly is so tiny, about 1/16th of an inch in length, that you don't see them and so they successfully escape notice until after they've bitten you and have gotten a nice blood meal out of ya. Ugh!

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