Wednesday, 22 June 2011

More about those d****d little midges - it's a matter of Saints

Yesterday we published an item titled All you wanted to know, and more, about Ceratopogonidae, and when they go away. We got the last part wrong - and when we're wrong we promptly admit it. We said that Spanish folklore has the bleeding little bleeders disappearing on or about San Juan's Day, which is the day after tomorrow. Actually, we got the saints wrong. Here's the full story, which we got over coffee this morning: They, those wretched minuscule wretches, go away on or about San Pedro y San Pablo (St. Peter and St. Paul), which is on the 29th of June, so we have another week to go. But, you ask, when do they arrive? On San Antonio, of course! That's on June 13th. Now you know. Well, we think you do.

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