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#1 2017-12-15 23:03:35

Alan Outen
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Name: Alan Outen
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Black Chironomid with impressive antennae

This is a re-posting with somewhat enhanced images of a blackish Chironomid species  with very impressive antennae, of which I swept two specimens  from Juncus effusus at Duck End Nature Reserve Beds on 14 March 2015. I managed just a few shots of these and had hoped to get more later but both were dead after just a couple of hours. I do have the specimens. The original posting back in 2015 drew no responses I don't know if identification from these images is possible but would be grateful for any suggestions if possible or even if only that identification from the images is not feasible.

Many thanks

Alan


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#2 2017-12-15 23:08:06

Alan Outen
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Re: Black Chironomid with impressive antennae

Here is another image


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#3 2017-12-16 00:38:30

Tony Irwin
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Re: Black Chironomid with impressive antennae

Orthocladiinae. I can't suggest genus from the photos, but can offer to look at a specimen or two which may even give us a species name.

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#4 2017-12-16 12:11:55

Alan Outen
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Re: Black Chironomid with impressive antennae

Very many thanks Tony. I will look out the specimens and sent to you in the new year.

Thanks again for all your help and seasons greetings to you and all on the forum reading this.

Alan

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