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Chironomus sp. extreme macro, frontal, Heesch, Netherlands <figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94562/chironomus_sp._extreme_macro_side_view_heesch_netherlands.html" title="Chironomus sp. extreme macro, side view, Heesch, Netherlands"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/94562_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1605744010&Signature=q2hGGXnI6fvj2Pb2oHh4PxLNfwE%3D" width="200" height="154" alt="Chironomus sp. extreme macro, side view, Heesch, Netherlands https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94561/midge_extreme_macro_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,WeMacro" /></a></figure> Extreme Macro,WeMacro Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Chironomus sp. extreme macro, frontal, Heesch, Netherlands

Chironomus sp. extreme macro, side view, Heesch, Netherlands https://www.jungledragon.com/image/94561/midge_extreme_macro_frontal_heesch_netherlands.html Extreme Macro,WeMacro

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  1. What a badass! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Hope you can sleep at night :) Posted 5 months ago
  2. Yep, it's a midge. And, it has fantastic halteres! Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thank you, had to look up what that means and learned something new. I can now use this on FB and look very smart.

      By the way, would you know which family of midge this is?
      Posted 5 months ago
      1. Looks like Chironomidae, Chironomus sp. Posted 5 months ago
        1. Perfect, seeing a lot of comparable species for that genus, thanks! Posted 5 months ago
          1. No prob :). There are a few similar species, but I'm not sure which one(s) are most common in your area and can't match the thoracic pattern without a dorsal shot. Posted 5 months ago
            1. I checked, and most are identified to the genus level only. Still nice to know the genus, thanks so much! Posted 5 months ago
              1. Sure thing ;) Posted 5 months ago
  3. Absolutely flabbergasting Ferdy.
    Posted 5 months ago
    1. Thanks! Now it's a matter of waiting for the first real mosquito to appear in the bedroom :) Posted 5 months ago
      1. If there's one thing I hate, mosquito's in my bedroom. Posted 5 months ago
        1. Same here. That's why I have a fair deal for them: if they put their pin in my body, I put a pin in their body. Posted 5 months ago

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Uploaded May 21, 2020. Captured May 3, 2020 21:05.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/1.2
  • 1/640s
  • ISO64
  • 50mm