This is how I imagine many people visualise the Scottish midge if they could see it larger than the tiny speck that it is. (Animated.)

Translated:

midge: a very small insect that comes out in hordes on damp still summer evenings and it’s the female that bites.

Try the Midge Control game here. Global warming will likely increase the midge population. See if you can control the population to only two with the rainfall slider.

[midge spelled out in the phonetic alphabet.]

Illustration Friday.
magnify. Don’t let the midge put you off visiting Scotland they are not there constantly. Damp warm evenings are the worst but even a mild breeze sees them off. They are not there all day every day.