Chronomidae - Pupa

Chrironomidae - Midges

Size 
  • Nymph: varied
  • Adult: varied 
 Distribution
  • Abundant in UK
 Season
  • All year
 Description
  • Nymph: wormlike body in various colours
  • Pupa: Slender, segmented body with white plumes on head and tail in variuos colours
  • Imago: Cylindrical body with humped thorax and long legs. Transparent wings lying flat over the body. Male has feathery antennae
 Habitat:
  • All water types, fast flowing to stagnant and polluted
 Hatch:
  •  Late afternoon and evening

There are over 400 species of Chronomids in the UK. They are common anywhere and live near any types of water, even stagant and polluted waters due to their ability to live where there is a low oxygen content. As they are present in such large numbers they are an important source of food for fish, especially in their larval / nymph stages. 

Midges are available on the river all day, throughout the summer months. However trout are particularly fussy with the colour, either dark or light and it is no good trying to substitute them, the trout know!

Chironomid Pupa Fly Patterns

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The Essential Fly Brown Buzzer Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Brown Buzzer Fishing Fly£1.00

The Essential Fly Buzzer Claret Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Buzzer Claret Fishing Fly£1.00

The Essential Fly Buzzer Green Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Buzzer Green Fishing Fly£1.00

The Essential Fly Buzzer Olive Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Buzzer Olive Fishing Fly£1.00

The Essential Fly Buzzer Orange Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Buzzer Orange Fishing Fly£1.00

The Essential Fly Buzzer Red Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Buzzer Red Fishing Fly£1.00

The Essential Fly Chew Buzzer Black Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Chew Buzzer Black Fishing Fly£1.00  (1)

The Essential Fly Chew Buzzer Olive Fishing Fly

The Essential Fly Chew Buzzer Olive Fishing Fly£1.00  (1)