Midge magnet

 作者:步寡氘     |      日期:2019-03-06 03:04:04
By Rob Edwards in Edinburgh THE age-old belief that midges bite some people more than others turns out to be true—and it’s all down to your sweat. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Tropical Veterinary Medicine have uncovered evidence that the Highland biting midge (Culicoides impunctatus) is particularly attracted to the sweat of certain individuals. They told a meeting of the Royal Entomology Society in Aberdeen this week about a series of daunting experiments carried out over the past few months—the height of the summer midge season—on the island of Skye in Scotland. Eight volunteers …