Midge Life Stages

Order: diptera

Both midges and caddis go through complete metamorphosis. This means they have an extra life stage in their development; the pupal stage. They spend much of their lives in the larval stage on the bottom of streams and lakes. The intermediate pupal stage occurs late in life before they reach adulthood. ┬áNear the end of the pupa stage, when the time is right, they rise to the water’s surface often being temporarily trapped beneath the surface film until they are able to break free and emerge as adults. All the midge life stages are present year round which make them one of the most important insects to imitate.

Midge Larva

Midge Pupa (Coming Soon)

Midge Adult

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