These are not the "insect horribilus" that all outdoor people
dread--the biting midge, the no-see-um--that gets in your
hair and leaves you with the itchies for days and days. I don't
think I've actually seen a no-see-um, hence the name.
It's been rumored they are the Sasquatch, the Loch Ness Monster, the
ET, the, dare I say it, Elvis of the insect world.
So, just enjoy these photos for I can assure you I will never
post a photo of a "biting midge".
Male Chironomid midge on Antelope Island. Throw a saddle on this
one a say whoa! This is the largest midge I have ever seen.
I swear it was twice the length of any others in Utah. Male
midges have the frizzy hairdos (antenna). © Carol Davis 10-8-2008
Female midge on Antelope Island, Davis County, Utah © Carol
Male and Female (Cricotopus?)
midge mating at Antelope Island. © Carol
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