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Sep 4, 2013 9:39 PM

Biting bug ID please

Hi,

 

I'd like a biting bug identified that is causing me no end of itching!! Unfortunately I cannot post a photo as the instant reaction was to squash it as it pierced my hand so sorry about that!  I was bitten at midday 3 days ago (early September) in a grassy field in Cheshire on a warm sunny day. The insect was tiny - about 1-2mm in length, black in colour and a thin elongated body rather than round. The itching sensation has worsened and intensified and I have a small red raised area at the site of biting.  I've had a look for it on various bug ID sites but cannot find the little creature.

 

Looking forward to knowing the name of the little creature.

 

Many thanks.

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