Title: Biting midges or sandflies in the Northern Territory
Authors: Whelan, Peter I
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Issue Date: Sep-2003
Series/Report no.: Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin
Vol. 10 No. 3
Abstract: Biting midges are small blood sucking flies in the family Ceratopogonidae. They are commonly referred to as "sandflies" in northern Australia. The term "sand fly" is a misused term for a number of families of small biting flies. Culicoides ornatus is becoming an increasing problem across northern Australia due to urban development encroaching nearer to their major breeding places. They can impose serious restrictions on outdoor activities within flight range of their mangrove breeding sites due to the extremely annoying and painful bites, and to the discomforting after effects of the bites.
Subjects: Rural development;Urban development;Insects;Surveys;Bites and stings;Prevention and control;Skin;Pest control
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10137/205
ISSN: 1440-883X
Series/Report no.: Northern Territory Disease Control Bulletin
Vol. 10 No. 3
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