Curious whether anyone can ID the insects in these two photos taken on the arctic tundra on Svalbard?
No identification made yet.
No interactions present.
I wonder whether those in the first picture are Chironomid midges, which ought to be common on Svalbard, I would imagine. No more than a suggestion, though.
My Flickr photos...
I suggested to Barbara that she put these on iSpot as insects are rather uncommon in Svalbard - I only saw 2 flies in 10 days
Yes...an interesting sighting.
This might interest you, if you've not seen it...
And there are various papers written on flies there (often Chironomids)...
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