The Ceratopogonidae - Scotland's Deadliest Predator!

Scottish Midgie close-up

Have you ever met a Ceratopogonidae?

As you'll discover in a minute, this is a very big word for a very teeny tiny wee beastie! Find out how to say Ceratopogonidae and impress all your family!

If you live in Scotland we're sure you definitely have met this beastie before - but you know this arthropod by another name, the 'Scottish Midgie'.

Challenge of the Day - Watch the video below without itching!

Giant Swam of Midges

Find out all about this dreaded wee beastie, not by searching on the Internet, but instead we want you to ask your parents, phone or message your grandparents, aunties, uncles, or anyone who has had experience of dealing with the Scottish Midge.

Using the information you are told we would like you to draw a picture of what you think this wee arthropod looks like close-up.

Might he have fangs and a kilt?

We can't wait to see!

Minibeasts and Creepy Crawlies Week

This is part of the Minibeasts and Pollinators information.