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30 July 2021 / RÚV / Alexander Elliott

30 percent have been bitten

Húnaþing vestra, Northwestern, Iceland

The notorious lúsmý (Culicoides reconditus), a species of biting midge that has colonised Iceland for the first time in the past few years. The tiny flies can cause severe reactions, with large, sore, itchy spots that can remain angry for a week or more, and sometimes spread into a sort of rash.

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