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Tiny biting (bug?)

Tiny biting (bug?)
Ogle County, Illinois, USA
October 17, 2016
Size: ~2-3 mm
These tiny things in my yard are biting me constantly. Anyone else suffering these things? What are they? Thanks!

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Tiny biting (bug?) Tiny biting (bug?) Tiny biting (bug?)

Moved from ID Request.

I have seen these at sea level, and also been bitten at over 5,000 feet elevation in the mountains of New Hampshire.

Looks to be something in this neighborhood:

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