This midge, a member of Diptera, the Order of flies, is assuredly a male. You can tell because of the bushy or fuzzy antennae, which are usually receptors for signals from females. It’s a pretty simple and clear sexual marker. I envy the simplicity of the bugs, although I suspect people are just as simple on an existential level. But we certainly have gender on top of sex on top of a unique self-consciousness (which is on top of another less unique self-awareness, in my opinion).
It seems as though my musings on this site circle like a bug around a light: I tend to touch on the same or slightly different themes and topics. I guess I wish I had an answer for it all, an answer like a bug. Or like a midge, the antennae to receive it as it passes invisibly but evermore through the air.