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Species
Flies of the suborder Nematocera
Pronunciation
na'ts
Meaning
From Old English gnæt, ultimately thought to mean simply 'biting insect'
Other names
Small biting flies of a similar kind to midges

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  • Updated 6 November 2017
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Gnats

Bothersome flying insects

Small flying insects, related to flies. They are known to have existed in Middle-earth, as Sam refers to them on the borders of Mordor.


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About this entry:

  • Updated 6 November 2017
  • Updates planned: 1

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