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Swarm of midges

Observed: 27th April 2010 By: Jonathan
iSpot team
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Description:

There were millions of these. Non-biting midges, perhaps? They were swarming next to a lake, where I suppose the larvae live?
YouTube video of the swarm here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaPt-xkk1pg

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Non-biting midges (Chironomidae) interacts

Comments

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chironomids

I think these are probably chironomids as you say, but can't see enough detail to confirm for certain.

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