There'a a kind of tiny fly here that is silent, diaphanous and bites with a sharp sting, at nights. Not a mosquito. The locals call them "skneepa". Does anyone know their Latin or English name? I can't even find an image to share, as they seldom perch for long. Much smaller than mosquitoes.
Biting midges is what we call them, and they're so small they can get through standard bug mesh. The bites don't irritate for very long.
The real buggers are the local equivalent of sand flies, that lurk in dry undergrowth and chew your ankles. They'll even fly up your trousers to have a bite. Their bites can leave weals that last for weeks. I long ago gave up on shorts and tuck my trousers into my socks if I venture into the back garden when it's dry out there.
Σκνίπα. Gnats or midges, says the dictionary - though I think in English those are two slightly different things, and the gnat is not such a nuisance. The σκνίπα though is definitely a first cousin to the legendary Scottish Highland midge.