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[Chironomini] Black chiro
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Posted on 21-03-2019 19:41

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This female was on the outside of the window. Smaller than usual Chironomini seen in the area, but bigger than some Orthocladinae also seen in the same place. It was about 4 mm long.

This pic was taken today in southwestern France.

Would the colour be a hint for the genus ?
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Edited by Lippo on 17-04-2019 18:53
Tony Irwin
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Posted on 21-03-2019 21:37
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Difficult to be certain, but this looks to have a long fore-metatarsus, placing it in the Chironominae.
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John Carr
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Posted on 21-03-2019 22:35
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It looks like Chironomini, and the hairy wing suggests the Phaenopsectra-Sergentia group.
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Posted on 23-03-2019 12:26

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OK, many thanks, TumbsUp
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