Chironomidae species, a nonbiting midge, 21.5.2014 (1)

Chironomidae species, a nonbiting midge, 21.5.2014    (1)

Observation - Chironomidae species, a nonbiting midge, 21.5.2014 (1) - UK and Ireland. Description: Found on a leaf in a dark, overshadowed area of the woodland, these 2 are I think male and female mating. The male has feathery antennae and the female (larger) has more linear antennae. The tape measure next to them shows mms. THey are very small and har

Found on a leaf in a dark, overshadowed area of the woodland, these 2 are I think male and female mating. The male has feathery antennae and the female (larger) has more linear antennae. The tape measure next to them shows mms. THey are very small and hard to get really good detail on due to long exposure needed.