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Non-biting midges

Chironomidae

Description:

Chironomidae (informally known as chironomids or non-biting midges) are a family of nematoceran flies with a global distribution. They are closely related to the Ceratopogonidae, Simuliidae, and Thaumaleidae. Many species superficially resemble mosquitoes but they lack the wing scales and elongate mouthparts of the Culicidae.



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Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri a year ago

IDed,

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Lat: 23.01, Long: 72.60

Spotted on Jul 24, 2012
Submitted on Jul 24, 2012

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