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male Chironomidae - Stenochironomus cf. gibbus
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Posted on 29-04-2007 19:47
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* locality - Silgueiros - Viseu - PORTUGAL
* date - 2007.04.29
* size - 5 mm (medium fly)
* habitat - woodland (many ferns (some small trees..), Fagus spp., Pinus spp., Acacia sp., Urtica sp., and others)
* substrate - Caught with entomological net-

I think this is chironomid fly - a male..

ps it is really alive. WinkCool

EDIT ---> Title changed from "male Chironomidae" to " male Chironomidae - Stenochironomus gibbus" There was a slight doubt about gibbus so the title turns now: "green Chironomidae - Stenochironomus cf. gibbus"

this is a very young male chironomid.
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Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 03-05-2007 01:49
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Posted on 30-04-2007 00:09
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this seems to be Chaoboridae! awkward
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Posted on 30-04-2007 16:37
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According to Dr. Martin Spies, this is Stenochironomus cf. gibbus - a male (just finished get out from pupa - a very young chironomid). See Green Chironomidae thread to see a very much older male chironomid.
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