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Fly on the window


Fly on the window
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Copyright: Geoffrey Summers (summers) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 33] (698)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-20
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D5000, Tamron SP 60 macro
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-22 7:43
Viewed: 1983
Points: 2
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I think its a Mayfly, it was on the car window by the lake at Çadır Höyük.
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Geoffrey,

You have a "midge" in the family Chironomidae (blood worms). They are aquatic in the larval stages (some resembling tiny red worms), other are not red. The adult females often swarm in large cylindrical clouds (usually over an object, i.e., bush, big rock). The males fly into the cloud and mate with the females aerially. The females then lay eggs on the water and the immatures develop as aquatic insects. Very important in the food chain. Harmless to man. Nice capture of this male (note plumose antennae). TFS

Mike

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