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Photo#292160
Chironomidae - male

Chironomidae - Male
Prospect Hill, Caswell County, North Carolina, USA
June 22, 2009

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Chironomidae - male Chironomidae - male

Moved
Moved from Chironomini.

Moved
Moved from Chironominae.

Chironominae
The ones with the long front legs held up in the air are subfamily Chironominae. Further ID requires distinctive markings or, more often, a closeup of male genitalia. This might be Chironomus decorus -- it has distinctive pigmentation on certain wing veins -- but I can't tell for sure.

 
their legs
seem to be broken a lot, at least those front ones...

 
Broken legs
I have noticed a lot of front legs broken off after the tibia. Somebody speculated that they are often lost emerging from the pupa.

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