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Midge larva

Midge larva
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 1, 2009
Size: 9mm
Dip netted from a muddy area of a small stream.

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Moved from Midges.

Maybe near Procladius
This might be near Procladius but I'm not sure.

Your sampling technique will tend to find Tanypodinae. For example of something you probably won't catch in your net, Axarus is most easily found deep in the mud bottom of the Connecticut River.

Lateral hair fringe?
Is there a fringe of hairs along the side of the abdomen, at least the middle segments? I think this question needs a top or bottom view. The second picture would show if it went further back.

Lateral hair fringe Yes
John, I added another picture showing hairs a little further back, and when I look at this picture in the large format and darken it, hairs show up on the middle and end segments.

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