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Unidentified mosquito/midge

Observed: 10th May 2010 By: kcf32
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course completeShropshire Wildlife Trust
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Description:

Pair of small insects found on a freshwater poolside plant. The closest match I can get from its shape and wing is a Chironomus sp.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Martin Harvey's picture

Chronomidae

Yes to family Chironomidae, I don't know enough about them to confirm whether or not it is genus Chironomus.

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Entomologist and biological recorder

kcf32's picture

Chronomidae

Thanks. I suppose many of these insects are very disfficult to identify with any certainty from low resolution photographs.

Keith