Not sure about the rest of the Midwest but we are getting eaten alive here in Central Illinois with these little bitty black bugs. I did a shoot out at Ewing Manor last weekend with a family and didn't know I would be on the menu until I started shooting. I wore a white Nike shirt and I was covered with these little bugs that can hold there own from a bite perspective with the big bugs. Nevertheless, I still got a few shots before my clients arrived. I will post more pictures from the shoot once I finish them.