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Micropsectra notescens (Chironomidae)?
Daniel Blyton
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Posted on 17-02-2024 21:32
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Had a small chironomid taken to light in Essex, UK almost a week ago. I have tried keying it through using FBA Male Chironomidae of Britain and Ireland (Langton & Pinder, 2007) but had to make a few assumptions as can't clearly see the tarsal beards.

The genitalia look a fair match to me but I have only just started looking into this family of flies.


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Very sharp anal point
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Median volsella (left side of photo)
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