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Insect and Spider Identification: SOLVED: Green gnat?

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United Kingdom

July 7, 2014
5:33 AM

Post #9887447

I'm afraid I don't have a photo as it was while I was away, but I can describe it quite well.

Basically a gnat came into the hotel room (still in the uk), but as I looked closer it was in fact green, which I found weird. It also had 'hairy' antennae, similar to those some moths have. I've never seen a gnat/mosquito/etc look like this before so I thought I'd come ask what it was! Was also a similar size to a gnat, 8mm-1cm ish.
United Kingdom

July 7, 2014
5:44 AM

Post #9887454

Actually it's really similar looking to the bug in the post 'weird little bug' but greener
Minot, ND

July 7, 2014
7:02 AM

Post #9887554

Sounds like a male non-biting midge in the family Chironomidae -
United Kingdom

July 13, 2014
9:53 PM

Post #9893029

Sorry for the late reply! That's exactly the one, thank you again :)

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