Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 13

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,842
· Newest Member: raphaelgrellety
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· evdb< 5 mins
· BartNap00:35:39
· guplox00:40:52
· Nosferatumyia00:41:50
· Johane00:55:09
· weia01:01:00
· varganimrod01:24:48
· Reimund Ley01:45:36
· smol02:05:48
· daveb2102:42:16
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread :: Identification queries :: Diptera (adults)
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Very little Chironomidae ID ?
#1 Print Post
Posted on 10-12-2022 09:57

Posts: 33
Joined: 21.08.19
Oryctes : France : Lille : 59000 : 06/12/2022
Altitude : 37 m - Taille : 2 mm environ
Réf. : 316053

On December 6, in my garden in Lille (North of France), I photographed on a blade of grass this tiny Diptera I had nerver seen before. This insect being very small (2 mm maximum), I did not manage to take a clear picture, however I was curious to know, at least in part, its identity.
I hesitated in particular between the Chironomidae and Ceratopogonidae families but, on the LMDI site, I was rather directed towards the Chironomidae and, probably, the Orthocladiinae subfamily.
If it is possible from my photo, I would like to know if it is indeed this Chironomidae family, this Orthocladiinae subfamily and, possibly, to have an indication about the genus.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Tony Irwin
#2 Print Post
Posted on 10-12-2022 11:13
User Avatar


Location: Norwich, England
Posts: 7010
Joined: 19.11.04

I would agree with Orthocladiinae, but difficult to say more from a photo of a female.
Tony Irwin
#3 Print Post
Posted on 10-12-2022 12:54

Posts: 33
Joined: 21.08.19

Thank you a lot,Tony, for your answer. Very good new...
Jump to Forum:
Similar Threads
Thread Forum Replies Last Post
#2 [NL] Chironomidae ID? -> Tribe Chironomini Diptera (adults) 3 22-03-2023 12:13
#1 [NL] Chironomidae ID? -> Tribe Chironomini Diptera (adults) 3 22-03-2023 12:12
Chironomidae ID? -> Subfamily Orthocladiinae Diptera (adults) 3 17-03-2023 21:20
Chironomidae (female) - ID? --> Clinotanypus nervosus Diptera (adults) 8 12-03-2023 20:46
Chironomidae: Limnophyes angelicae ? Diptera (adults) 1 05-03-2023 22:42
Date and time
24 March 2023 14:41


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Please, help to make
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download

Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
You must login to post a message.

20.03.23 23:47
Hi. Please delete all photos of E. carrapateira I've uploaded. I did not remember that I already had uploaded that species in particular. Except the pallidifacies (this was not present yet). Thank

23.02.23 21:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 21:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 11:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

09.10.22 17:07
Yes, dipterologists from far abroad, please buy your copy at veldshop. Stamps will be expensive, but he, the book is unreasonably cheap Smile

07.10.22 11:55
Can any1 help out with a pdf copy of 1941 Hammer. Vidensk. Meddel. Dansk Naturhist. Foren. 105; thank you

05.10.22 19:59
Found! https://www.veldsh

05.10.22 19:53
@zeegers, your book seems difficult to get from Spain, is there another way?

08.09.22 09:29
Ladies and gentlemen https://jeugdbonds

26.08.22 15:06
Lis - This is vol.11 (eleven) and is 346 pages. Sorry, don't have a copy.

Render time: 0.40 seconds | 174,564,097 unique visits