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Chironomid Fly Larva)

Chironomid Fly Larva)

The general public often confuses chironomids, more commonly known as nonbiting midges, with a variety of biting flies and mosquitoes. These members of the order Diptera are, however, harmless and are important elements in the food chain, providing nutrients to many freshwater fish and migratory shorebird species.

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