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Photo#8042
Green Midge, Tanytarsus? - Axarus - female

Green Midge, Tanytarsus? - Axarus - Female
Durham County, North Carolina, USA
May 18, 2004
Found on a lighted wall. This might be a green midge, genus Tanytarsus, see Milne, p. 646, fig. 379 (1)

Narrow antennae and plump abdomen indicate this is a female.

A similar midge from New Hampshire:


Moved
Moved from Axarus.

Moved
Moved from Chironominae.

ID
Axarus female, same genus as the linked picture. The black stripe on the thorax is distinctive. I'm assuming size is over 5mm.

 
size this midge/thanks
I remember it was fairly large for a midge--more than 5 mm sounds correct--somewhere between 5 and 10 mm body length sounds about right from my vague recollections.

Thanks for the correction on this ID.

Moved
Moved from Midges.

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