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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?

Moved from Chironomus group.

Moved from Midges.

Moved from Flies.

Moved from ID Request.

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

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

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