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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=1594857610&Signature=KoEmwW9J4cac4zJGjzgw4WqBQSI%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" /></a></figure> Extreme Macro 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

    comments (13)

  1. What a badass! Posted 13 days ago
    1. Hope you can sleep at night :) Posted 13 days ago
  2. Yep, it's a midge. And, it has fantastic halteres! Posted 13 days 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 13 days ago
      1. Looks like Chironomidae, Chironomus sp. Posted 13 days ago
        1. Perfect, seeing a lot of comparable species for that genus, thanks! Posted 13 days 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 13 days ago
            1. I checked, and most are identified to the genus level only. Still nice to know the genus, thanks so much! Posted 13 days ago
              1. Sure thing ;) Posted 13 days ago
  3. Absolutely flabbergasting Ferdy.
    Posted 13 days ago
    1. Thanks! Now it's a matter of waiting for the first real mosquito to appear in the bedroom :) Posted 13 days ago
      1. If there's one thing I hate, mosquito's in my bedroom. Posted 13 days 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 13 days ago

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