I put "midgies" which was corrected to "midges", but accepted as a typo. Surely both are right!?
"midgies" is often used in Scotland - singular "midgie"
Mean fly, sounds adequate!
The midges were bad. The midge was bad. In UK English, is "midge" a collective noun? (Not so in North America).
Midges abound in the Scottish countryside on a calm evening in summer. We would never refer to them as the midge.
Is there a translation for each of those individual words?