Busted by cynic-al……..
Definitely not a midge, i used to live in a forest in Argyll as a kid (midge central - every house had a co2 midge trap that needed a bucket emptied each day) and i can quite happily get changed out of my cycling kit in the Galloway forest in August so midge's don't bother me that much, until they crawl into my ears/nose or mouth that is but more importantly i don't come out in raised red itchy blotches when they bite me.
100% certain they are Mosquitos - i need more spiders in the house.
There's approx 130 calories in 100g of mosquitos (according to my extensive googling) and a mosquito weighs 2mg, so by my reckoning that's 500,000 mosquito's per KG which works out at 1300kcal/kg.
So if i've done my sums right (seriously doubt it after a bottle of verdot) along with the relevant conversions i should be able to generate 5.5kj/kg of heat energy by burning 1kg of mosquito's in my new insect stove as invented by martinxyz above (i'll share the profits when we move to production), i've only collected 12 so far , i may need to put a request in the "wanted" forum…….only another 499,988 to collect before i can luxuriate in cosseted warmth by the glow of burning Mosquito's.
EDIT : Have you tried drowning them
Why would i want to get them wet?, they'll be far to hard to light if i do that and i want a roaring mosquito fire, not a smouldering pile of Mosquito corpses.