Midges of Mývatn

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Midges of Mývatn, Iceland
Midges of Mývatn / , Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0
In some years in summer there is observed a massive increase in the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus. These algae consuming insects are rising from the lake in giant, dark swarms and after the end of their short life cover the lake like a blanket. These insects do not bite.

Location, GPS coordinates:65.6091 N 17.0085 W
Categories:Animal colonies
Values:Biology, Visual
Rating:2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
Where is located?Europe, Iceland, Norðurland eystra, in Lake Mývatn and near it

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Midges of Mývatn 65.609144, -17.008501 Midges of MývatnIn some summers there is observed massive increase of the population of midge Tanytarsus gracilentus, rising from the lake in giant, dark swarms.[usr 2.0]

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