Pending ID – Chironominae

Pending ID – Chironominae

#1 Chironominae
Male
Mid August 2011
Hobart
Chironomidae Chironomidae Chironomidae

#2
Male
Early April 2013
Franklin
Bodylength ~6mm.

#2.1
Male
Mid January 2019
Sisters Beach

#3
Female
Early April 2013
Franklin
Chironominae Chironominae

3.1
Female
Early October 2019
Bridport

#4
Male
Mid September 2008
Bridport

#5
Male
Mid October 2013
Bridport
Bodylength approx 8mm.

#6
Female
Mid April 2014
Fingal

#7
Female
Early October 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart

#8
Female
Mid July 2009
Snug
The first picture is a pupa moments before adult emergence. The bulge that’s broken the water surface is where the midge pops up and through to begin adult life. The pupa’s plumose thoracic horns surround it – these essentially function as it’s gills during it’s development at the bottom of the pool of water. The second picture is that of the newly emerged female adult.
Chironomidae-pupa-emergence-eclosion Chironomidae-pupa-emergence-eclosion

#9
Female
Mid January 2019Sisters Beach

#10
Female
Early October 2019
Bridport

#11
Male
Early January 2020
Tasmanian Arboretum, Eugenana

#12
Female
Early July 2020
Bridport

#13
Females
Early October 2013
Bridport

#14
Female
Early October 2013
Bridport

#14.1
Female
Mid July 2018
Bridport

#15
Male
Mid July 2018
Bridport

#16
Early October 2021
Sisters Beach
IMG 0713

#17.  Early October 2021
Sisters Beach
Loaded with mites.
IMG 0829