A midge massacre! (pic)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Ecooper, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. Ecooper

    Ecooper Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 15, 2013
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    Out on the back deck of my house I have two large saucers that hold a number of small pots of carnivorous plants, including a couple of cape sundews (Drosera capensis). Well a couple of weeks ago I went out and I don’t know if there had been a midge convention on my deck or something, but the cape sundews had both trapped several non-biting midges (chironomids), all of which seemed to be the same species.

    Naturally...I took pictures!

    More information and photos: Flyday August 16, 2013: a midge massacre! | macrocritters

    Olympus OM-D E-M5; Zuiko 60mm micro four thirds macro; manual exposure (F11 @ 1/200 sec); Olympus RF-11 ring flash (1/4-1/2 power); ISO 200

    P8310353 copyright ernie cooper 2013 by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
  2. Midge: First occasion I've had to use this word since 1959, "Tendipedidae".
    Biology major, student assistant to a limnologist. Got more damn mosquito bites stalking midges in Northwest Louisiana.