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Yellow Midge - Chironomus sp.

Family Chironomidae  

This page contains pictures and information about Yellow Midges in family Chironomidae that we found in the Brisbane area, Queensland, Australia.
Body length 10mm
This Yellow Midge has the yellow head and thorax with green abdomen. The fore legs are very long. They are commonly in Brisbane gardens. They usually found resting on leaves. 
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Pictures taken in Brisbane Botanic Garden on Jun 2008. 

1. Insects of Australia - CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, p744.

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Last updated: April 03, 2013.