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Insect with Green Wings  - Chironomus - male

Insect with Green Wings - Chironomus - Male
Lake County, Illinois, USA
May 23, 2010
Size: Approx 3/8"
What caught my eye were the brushy area around the mouth and the green wings. Do you know what this insect is?

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Midge, male
It's some kind of male midge. The brushy stuff are his antennae.

 
Midge
I'm originally from a small town in Ohio, by Lake Erie, and we used to call these Canadian Soldiers. They would invade by the millions, our houses would be covered with them - then one morning you'd wake up and they would be dead by the thousands. Here's a link http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2129.html

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