The Smidge Blog

Midge Season Update – July 2016

We’re right in the middle of the midge season just now; first generation females have laid several batches of eggs, which are developing through their larval stages in preparation for emergence at any time now.  The first half of the season has seen bumper midge numbers; probably the largest catches we have seen for some …

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Midge Season Update – May 2016

The 2016 Scottish midge season is beginning to hot up and it looks like we will see the traditional pattern of our first major midge catches in the first week of June.  Of our forecast traps, the biggest catches so far have been in our Argyll station (near Inverary), where a wet weekend 20/21st May …

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Midge Season Update – April 2016

The 2016 Scottish midge season is just around the corner, but with fluctuating weather it’s still a waiting game. We would normally expect to see the first midges appearing in mid May, peaking during the first week of June, but we’ll have to see what the weather does over the next few weeks to see …

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