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    Default Traducción de NO-SEEUM

    Es la 1ra vez que me encuentro con este término. Se refiere a algún tipo de insecto que vive cerca del agua y sus picaduras en humanos son similares a las de los mosquitos.
    Alguien sabe cómo se traduce?
    Lo ví escrito como "NO-SEE-UMS" y como "NO SEEUMS".

    Alguna idea?

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    Para quienes no saben de qué estoy hablando (como yo hasta hace unos minutos!) aquí les paso datos sobre este bichito:

    WHAT IS A NO-SEE-UM? No-see-ums are tiny biting flies that often live near water. You often see many of themnosee1.gif (6853 bytes)swarming together in a cloud. Keep your mouth shut or you might breathe some in or swallow them! (It won’t hurt you, but it will probably make you cough.) Biting midges are called no-see-ums because they’re so tiny that it is hard to see ‘um. No-see-ums are less than ¼ of an inch long.

    WHERE DO NO-SEE-UMS LIVE? They often stay in shrubs or the thick layer of dead leaves that naturally covers the ground. Scrubbing your feet around in the leaves is a good way to get them stirred up. Don’t do it! Most no-see-ums never fly more than 350 feet from their breeding area, so if they’re bothering you, you might be able to get away from them by moving a few yards

    WHY DO NO-SEE-UMS BITE? Only the females bite and suck blood. They need the protein in this blood to make their eggs. No-see-ums will take blood from mammals, birds, and reptiles. Male no-see-ums are nectar feeders and do not bite. While the bite is not painful, it becomes very itchy. Some people get a red spot 1-2 inches wide! Try not to scratch the bites; it makes them itch longer and can make the bites get infected. No-see-um larvae (babies) can be found in water, mud, or moist dead leaves. They especially like to live in the dying plants along the edge of a salt marsh. The larvae eat dead plant and animal matter.

    HOW CAN YOU AVOID NO-SEE-UM BITES? The best way to avoid getting bitten by no-see-ums is to wear insect repellent when you are outside in the spring, summer, and fall. Also, move quickly away from the areas where they’re swarming. If you get far enough away, they won’t follow you.

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    Soy de Florida y los conozco bien. Se llaman no-see-ums porque son casi invisibles. También se llaman midge en inglés. Es una especie de mosquito pequeño. El género (Latin genus) es culicoides.

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    Gracias Christina! vamos avanzando. Sigo buscando el nombre "familiar" de esta especie de insectos.
    Muy buena tu información.

    Saludos!

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    Default Re: Traducción de NO-SEEUM

    Hola mvictoria:

    Si no me equivoco, son los que en México llamamos jejenes. (Jején para el singular.)

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    Default Re: Traducción de NO-SEEUM

    hola Xochitl! como sigo interesada en el tema, ví que los jejenes son otros bichitos, que también pican mucho pero vuelan raro, como paraditos, y no son tan pequeños como estos "no see-ums". Habría que ver si hay algún otro término más coloquial como alternativa al técnico que propuso Christina...

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