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Subject: Please identify this “bug”
Location: Cavendish PEI
April 3, 2016 4:49 am
I found this bug on the beach in Cavendish PEI April02, 2016. I was set to photograph a small barnacle nearby when I saw a small black(ish) insect.
The temperature was about 8-10c and it was just starting to rain
Signature: David

Midge, we believe

Midge, we believe

Dear David,
We believe this is a Midge in the family Chironomidae, a group of non-biting relatives of Mosquitoes.  The feathered antennae indicates this is a male.

Midge, we believe

Midge, we believe

Daniel
Thank you very much for this information.  Please accept this email as my permission to use the image for your site.
With kind regards
David

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Cavendish, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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