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Chironomid Midges:

Chironomid Midges: "The Mosquito's Stolen Identity"

Chironomid Midges are small mosquito-like flies which very in length from 2-18 millimeters depending on the species. (1/12 to 3/4 of an inch) Their color and markings vary with specie and range fro shades of light,pale green to almost black. One distinguishing characteristic COMMON to all species is the conspicuous pair of "brush"or fern-like antennae on the males. Swarms of midges can be seen hovering, particularly in the early morning or evening, near lake shoreline, standing water or running water. Unlike mosquitoes, chironomid midges do not bite, nor do they carry disease. However, dense numbers can aggravate asthma victims.

Chironomid Midge Biology:
. Some species prefer fresh water, others prefer
polluted water or sewage treatment ponds.

. Larvae live on water bottom levels or submerged
plants.

. Adult midges live less than a day

. There are 4 stages in their life cycle: EGG,
LARVAE, PUPA,ADULT. Larvae are sometimes known as
Blood Worms.

Canyon County Pollinator Protection Management Plan

Canyon County Pollinator Protection Management Plan

Board of Trustees News

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING SCHEDULE FOR 2015

February 17
March 17
April 21
May 19
June 16
July 21
Aug 18
Budget Hearing Aug 25
Sept 15
Oct 20
Nov 17
December meeting and location to be determined.

ALL MEETINGS LOCATION ARE AT THE CANYON COUNTY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT CONFERENCE ROOM LOCATED AT: 9719 BOOKER LANE, NAMPA

For information on all Board Meeting, to view agendas and minutes, please contact Board Clerk, District Director, Ed Burnett at 461-8633.

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