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
    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.
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.