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midge - male

midge - Male
Beaver Brook Association, Hollis, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
April 16, 2011
Found this midge on the water's surface on a pond. I scooped him up and took some shots.

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midge - male midge

Moved from Flies.

This is a freshly emerged male Chironomini. It takes hours for the antennae to become fluffy. Or possibly incompletely emerged. Is the abdomen still covered in the pupal skin? It looks odd. Was it alive?

oh he was alive all right. I have other views if you want. I didn't see any molted skin on him.

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