40 Australian Creatures You Never Thought Existed

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Biting Midges (Ceratopogonidae)

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Also known as the sandfly, these little buggers will have you covered in bites without you realising until around 48 hours later when you notice you have hundreds of inflamed and chronically itchy bites all over you. Midges range in size from 1-3mm so it is unlikely that you will ever see the one (or 20) that got you. You’ll remember them though, as your bites will be itchy, swollen and maybe even painful for a couple of days. These evil little ‘no-see-ums’ are most common in the summer months around coastal areas.

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