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Midge discovered by Mardon (#10097)

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Observed: June 13, 2018 @ 2:30 PM
Posted on: June 13, 2018 @ 5:20 PM (diff: 0 days)
This exuvium (a.k.a. 'shuck') is from a midge (Family Chironomidae). It's probably Dicrotendipes sp. Exuviae are the remnants of the insect's empty exoskeleton after it has gone through a moulting process known as ecdysis. Ecdysis is when the insect sheds its cuticle (the inelastic exoskeleton). This exuvium was found by dipping a plastic jar in vegitated pond water near the shore of Soliders Brook Pond. Upon close inspection of the jar, I noticed the exuvium floating on top of the water.

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