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Midge

Chironomidae sp.

Description:

1/2" long insect with feathery antennae.

Habitat:

Semi rural

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7 Comments

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks Johan. Yes the males use the antennae to detect the female pheremones.

Johan Heyns
Johan Heyns 8 years ago

This is the male. The females do not have the plumose antenna.

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

I thought so too drP! Of course they were invisible until I looked through my macro!

drP
drP 8 years ago

Excellent plumose antennae!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Thanks guys! Midge it is!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Excellent antennae. Looks midgish to me too.

Aaron_G
Aaron_G 8 years ago

Looks like a midge to me. I've been starting to see a few on the sides of buildings on warmer mornings.

KarenL
Spotted by
KarenL

Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Feb 25, 2013
Submitted on Mar 1, 2013

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