Can anyone help with this midge- or mosquito-like insect? I saw one on the garden last week and was struck by what looked like a green mosquito. It held its forelegs out in front in a posture that I associate with mosquitoes. However, it flew away before I could get a camera.
Today I have seen a couple and managed to get some photographs of this one. It doesn't appear to have sucking mouth parts. I think it is longer and slimmer than Stenochironomus gibbus , the only green midge I could find on NatureSpot. Or is it simply a very green version of Chironomus plumosus ? If I capture one, is anyone interested in examining it and keying it out?