Mating chironomid midges on a daffodil flower stem

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    (At least I think these are chironomid midges.) You can see how different the male and female are: the male has extravagant plumose antennae (for finding the female) and the female has a much broader abdomen (for accommodating eggs).

    Chelo.A.Vidal, johnny_rino, and devonteg added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ashperkins 36 months ago | reply

      Fantastic (you cant beat insect porn)

    2. Chelo.A.Vidal 36 months ago | reply

      Fantástico macro conall-Saludos

    3. Xandra's 36 months ago | reply

      Vaya con los mosquitos, mientras que están en esas no están picandonos ,jeje muy buena, bien vista :)

    4. conall.. 36 months ago | reply

      Este tipo no pican (afortunadamente!)

    5. steveburt1947 36 months ago | reply

      Very fine work, Conall. Your macro bugs and flowers should be getting published.

    6. Xiao_S 36 months ago | reply

      You are very good observer. Beautifully captured.

    7. Grandpops Woodlice 36 months ago | reply

      Excellent light on this macro Conall..

    8. johnny_rino 36 months ago | reply

      A great macro study Conall.
      Bad news is.........

      There'll be a lot more of them soon! :-)

    9. devonteg 36 months ago | reply

      lol one of them is definitely wearing pompoms ;o)
      great itchy macro Conall!

    10. conall.. 36 months ago | reply

      these dont bite- they are completely harmless!

    11. mak.27 36 months ago | reply

      Excellent macro shot! Great details and light!

    12. Torsten Reimer 36 months ago | reply

      This is a great find! Well spotted and captured.

    13. dorameulman 36 months ago | reply

      Great macro of coppulating insects :)

    14. maxwell1927 36 months ago | reply

      Excellent shot! You have a keen eye!

    15. susivinh 36 months ago | reply

      That looks like hard work those two are enduring! Awesome find!

    16. ces@r_ 36 months ago | reply

      Muy buena. Sacas unos macros magistrales.

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