Mosquitoes and fire-flies are lively enough, but most other creatures are faint.
Your smudge-pan may drive away the mosquitoes, but merely stupefies the other varieties.
Mosquitoes, it seemed to me, were never so numerous or vicious as after this thunderstorm.
You are going where redcoats are thicker than mosquitoes, and that is saying a good deal.
Afterwards to church, which ...