Midges (True Flies)

​Male midges have feathery antennae while female midges have stick-like antennae. The wings are held tent-like along the back. Midges are similar to a mosquito, but lack the biting mouth. Some midges are active during the winter time and remain in an inactive state in the summer. 

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