Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Trapped Midge

Non-biting midge, Chironomus luridus, caught in a spider's web.
Lullingstone Country Park, 13 August 2011.
This midge has been caught in an orb spider's web and dangles there, awaiting its fate. It's not new to this blog; I saw one during a moth trapping session at Keston Common on 5th July. This time you can see the iridescence of its wings.

Taken with my EOS 60D and 100mm macro lens.

1 comment:

  1. That is just wonderful! I hope that its perceptual system is less complex than ours! But the image is really great.