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Tiny midge - Cricotopus

Tiny midge - Cricotopus
Athens/ Sandy Creek Park, Clarke County, Georgia, USA
March 26, 2011
I have a confession: all of the time I've spent being awed by other people's BugGuide submissions has caused me to push my camera beyond its limits. You see, I've realized that while there are many large, beautiful, and conspicuous insects (which I also photograph,) there are also countless other small, overlooked species that are arguably more interesting and more useful to the guide. For this reason, I've been photographing a lot of critters that are just too small for my modest equipment; the pictures are, shall we say, not excellent. Still, I am very curious about the identity of some of these insects, so in the future I will post them with the understanding that they may well end up as Frass eventually.

This one was resting on an Aesculus sylvatica leaf.

Thank you both.
The part of me that takes pride in thinking of myself as a "good" photographer kind of winces when I post such low-quality images, but at this point I feel inclined to value potential utility over artistic merit.

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

Cricotopus
A new male of Cricotopus (Cricotopus), with antenna hairs not yet fluffed out.

Maybe someting like
Chironomidae?

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