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Mt. Dora, Florida (Google, OSM)
28.7973537286, -81.6830033349
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The aquatic midges are out in force right now -- in Lake county, Florida. I've rarely seen them this bad. Layers of them covered parts of my parents' home, especially around the windows.

The morning after, we had to hose the carcasses off. Quite horrific.

Fortunately, though they're often called "blind mosquitos" by locals, these aren't biting mosquitos. Just a nuisance.

After doing some research online, I've figured out this was Glyptotendipes paripes. Turns out there's been a bit of research regarding this bug; one specific project in 2002 actually using Lake Dora (right next to my parents' home) as one of the three sample pools. In that 2002 study, the authors noted that Lake Dora populations had diminished. Well, they're baaaaaaack! http://mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/ali/aali_117.pdf

~ janson jones,
http://dusttracks.com

Apr. 01, 2012 08:12:45 -0400
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Paripes Midge - Photo (c) jansonjones, all rights reserved, uploaded by Janson Jones
jansonjones's ID: Paripes Midge (Glyptotendipes paripes)
Posted by jansonjones over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Wow/yikes!

There are similar ones in Australia that we dubbed "feather mosquitoes" for the short blurry antennae in front. They were attracted to light. Now I finally know what they are, thanks!

Posted by sea-kangaroo over 2 years ago (Flag)
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Paripes Midge - Photo (c) jansonjones, all rights reserved, uploaded by Janson Jones
jansonjones's ID: Paripes Midge (Glyptotendipes paripes)

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