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Chironomus / buzzer midge

Chironomus sp.


Small flying insect, looking like a mosquito but not biting. Chironomus are very environmentally important as they lay eggs in aquatic environments and their larva are very useful for sediment bioturbation and oxygenation. Males of Chironomus plumosus are characterized by their feathery antenna as in this photo.


Near water

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Paris, Île-de-France, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 19, 2014
Submitted on May 19, 2014

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