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What Are No See Ums?

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No-see-ums, midgies, sandflies are all names for a tiny biting bug that is found all around the world. Learn more about noseeums in this guide.
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September 28, 2014

Can someone please tell me what noseeums are? The dictionary is no help. I assume they're some kind of insect, and would like a more scientific name. Also I assume they're something we don't have in southern California. Thanks.

By Jean Cheesman

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September 30, 20140 found this helpful
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Noseeums is a catch name for any small flying insect, like "bug". They are also called midges and sandflies. Here is a Wikipedia article about them. Be glad you don't have to deal with them as they are very unpleasant.

en.wikipedia.org/.../Midge

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September 30, 20140 found this helpful

Don't feel bad. I didn't know what they were either so I looked them up. They are a small bug that look almost like a gnat. I live in the Midwest and we don't have them either.

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Gnats yes, noseeums, no. Try looking them up on Google. They generally provide your info with pics. Hope this helps you out. :-) California sounds lovely right about now. It's getting cooler here!!

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October 2, 20140 found this helpful

no-see-um is supposedly the name given to tiny gnats by Native Americans years ago.

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