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Apple-green Midge (Chironomidae)

Observed: 20th July 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
Apple-green Midge (Chironomidae)
Apple-green Midge (Chironomidae)
Description:

This small insect (5-6mm) was skating across the surface of a puddle. Anyone recognise it?
Edit: Changed to match nightfly's ID. Many thanks.

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Species with which Apple-green Midge (Chironomidae) interacts

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Hi Ian, I only noticed it

Hi Ian,

I only noticed it was posted by yourself after I put up that ID. A few years ago I found myself in a large cloud of these pale green ones at the side of a lake, it was very still and they made quite a high pitched whirring noise, hence the name buzzer.

Cathal.

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Thanks, Cathal

That's something I've never come across ... though it's too many years since I lifted a rod in anger.

Ian