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. More technical information about midges can be found on the University of Minnesota Chironomidae Research Group webpage.