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  •  We were swarmed by black flies (4+ / 0-)
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    Keith930, Orinoco, Creosote, aitchdee

    On a bike trip in Canada, once. The ones down here leave little red spots. The ones up there leave HUGE red welts - not fun, especially when you're half way up a mountain and need to stop for a few minutes to regain your breath.

    •  In Northern Russia they have giant mosquitoes (1+ / 0-)
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      in Summer, they would swarm around you and bite like crazy. The funny thing though is that the bite would lightly itch for about 5 minutes, and then it was over.

      It's the tiny mosquitoes I worry about.

      Also, it is interesting that some people are more attractive to mosquitoes than others. When we went on holiday with our kids when they were small to France I always wanted to share a room with my eldest daughter, because she was much more appetizing than me. She would wake up with 15 or more bites, while I had none.

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