Biology and Impact of Biting Midges in Montana
Biting midges are considered serious pests in Montana because they are vectors of two diseases that affect livestock and wildlife; bluetongue disease and epizootic hemorrhagic disease. This MontGuide describes the biology and life cycle of biting midges in the genus Culicoides, their impact in the state, and recommendations for their control. Black and White; 3 pages.
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