Midge Identification

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by jwg, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. jwg Active Member

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    seems like it would be pretty hard to identify a midge if you were not a serious entomologist.

    I posted these pictures on a thread about Rocky Ford.

    body size is estimated at 8 mm DSC06821RFMidgeZoom.jpg DSC06819RFMidgesmall.jpg

    any ideas?

  2. Taxon Moderator

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    Hi Jay-
    Actually, that may come pretty close to being the understatement of the year. :)
    It really takes a taxonomist who specializes in them, and even then, I suspect a female specimen (like yours is) would present significant problems.