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Chironomid - Nonbiting midge This is a large taxon of insects; some estimates of the species numbers suggest well over 10000 world-wide. Males are easily recognized by their plumose antennae. The biodiversity of the Chironomidae often goes unnoticed because they are notoriously difficult to identify and ecologists usually record them by species groups. Each morphologically distinct group comprises a number of morphologically identical (sibling) species that can only be identified by rearing adult males or by cytogenetic analysis of the polytene chromosomes. (from Wikipedia)<br />
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Chironomid - Nonbiting midge

This is a large taxon of insects; some estimates of the species numbers suggest well over 10000 world-wide. Males are easily recognized by their plumose antennae. The biodiversity of the Chironomidae often goes unnoticed because they are notoriously difficult to identify and ecologists usually record them by species groups. Each morphologically distinct group comprises a number of morphologically identical (sibling) species that can only be identified by rearing adult males or by cytogenetic analysis of the polytene chromosomes. (from Wikipedia)

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  1. Really cool, Jivko! Posted 10 days ago

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Uploaded Jul 15, 2017. Captured Jul 15, 2017 10:31 in Unnamed Road, 2117, Bulgaria.
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • f/9.0
  • 1/200s
  • ISO160
  • 100mm