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Gall Midge - female

Gall Midge - Female
Lacey (near Olympia), Thurston County, Washington, USA
August 27, 2010
Some sort of gall midge?

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Gall Midge - female Gall Midge


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I'll take that as a...
I'll take that as a "yes". :) Was pretty sure with those antennae, but I've never had one colored like that. Only reason I took the picture.

Red Eggs
Nice picture. I found a very similar looking midge a few months back and was mystified by the red color. When I dissected the abdomen, it was full of red-colored eggs. Looking at other pictures on bugguide, I see that the larvae are a similar color. I'd say that your midge has an abdomen full of eggs giving it the unusual color.

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