Midges and Clegs

YES–WE HAVE OUR SEASONS OF THOSE OR SIMIIAR BUGS!

Johnny Jones

Scottish Midge

A wee bit of advice for any visitor to the Highlands and West Coast of Scotland, is to take suitable insect repellent/ clothing, as these wee beasties have a habit of appearing just when you least expect it and interrupt your plans.

Midges, pronounced Mijjee, The Scottish midge belongs to a family of midges known as Ceratopogonidae – biting midges. Other members of this family are known as ‘no see ums’ in North America

Clegs also known as Horseflies cause piercing burning sensations and can take a long time to heal, and may become infected.

Cleg

One of my chapters in my first book was dedicated to the plagues of midges and clegs that caused the characters no end of problems. I have had plenty of similar experiences with these ‘black clouds’ on my travels around the country, and while they appear in the Lowlands, the numbers are…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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