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May 12, 2011 11:56 AM

A mystery biting insect

I wonder if anyone can help me identify an insect which has a painful bite, and atacks me on my allotment near Bristol. It measures about 8mm from head to end of wings, has a black body and grey/brown wings with yellow markings. On bare flesh it looks like a small grey/brown dart, but the bite develops into a large red weal which is intensely itchy over about 2-3 days. I attach a photograph. It seems to be getting more common,IMG_5356-1.jpg

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