The Thailand Inventory Group for Entomological Research (TIGER) project was a collaboration between Kentucky university, the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation (DNP), and Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden (QSBG). The project ran from 2006-2009 collecting insects from twenty four national parks and wildlife sanctuaries around Thailand.
Twenty-four sampled parks (on the map red indicates parks sampled in year 1; blue: year 2; green: year 3)
QSBG has processed around 60 000 specimens collected during the project with these specimens being distributed to 115 collaborators around the world for identification to genus and species levels.
Blackfly are a particular nuisance when visiting the summits of mountains such as Doi Inthanon and Doi Pui when they take the opportunity to suck on your, or your pet's, blood. Generally though they are only a major problem in the morning or evening, though this changes with season.