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Grey Midge - Chironomus cloacalis

Family Chironomidae  

This page contains pictures and information about Grey Midges in family Chironomidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 8mm
This Grey Midge has the grey head and thorax with dark grey abdomen. The fore legs are very long. They are commonly in Brisbane bushlands. They usually found resting on leaves. 
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1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p744.
2. Chironomus cloacalis - Graeme's Insects of Townsville, Australia. 

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