Tiny Midges

After a cold week, I only found a few midges outside to photograph yesterday. That reminded me of this tiny, white midge I had photographed in October. It was barely noticeable, peeking into our nice, warm house, but a macro lens revealed its true midge identity.

Here is a midge that I found yesterday, sitting on the fence. It is a larger kind than the white midge, but it would still easily fit on the face of a dime. The lack of plumose antennae indicates that it is a female. (I am unsure about the one on the window.)

Finally, here is another midge photo from earlier in the year that I hadn’t shared previously. It’s a green midge that had landed on the wings of a butterfly.

As you can see (or barely see), midges can be very small.

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