Any one of many small, delicate, long- legged flies of the Chironomus, and allied genera, which do not bite. Their larvæ are usually aquatic.
- Any of various gnatlike flies of the family Chironomidae, found worldwide and frequently occurring in swarms near ponds and lakes.
- Any of various similar dipteran insects, such as the biting midges of the family Ceratopogonidae.
- A little person.