Chizzywinks: A Naturalist Report from John Lusk

From DCYC’s Naturalist, John Lusk, on the flies: You’ve seen them. Here is what they are.

  • Common names include:  lake flies, bay flies, sand flies, muckleheads,  muffleheadsCanadian soldiers, American soldiers, blind mosquitoes, and chizzywinks.
  • The are not mosquitoes
  • Known as one of the indicator organisms
  • Larvae and pupae serve as important food sources for fish

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chironomidae

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