Rob R. wrote:
I'll take Mayflies over Blackflies in the Adirondacks.
Punkies and No-see-ums are the worst bugs to have around I think. Punkie bites will show up on me as big itchy bumps about 24 hours after I've been bit. No-see-ums are the most painfull as each bite burns. Of course they get their name from the fact that they are so small that you usually won't see them. Regular mosquito netting does not keep no-see-ums out. It takes a special netting to keep the buggers out. Fortunately the no-see-ums hung around Whippleville for only an evening or two last year. The punkie season seems to be for about a month here. Mosquitoes are here but not as bad as some areas of the Adirondacks that I have camped in.