Chironomidae


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Noun1.Chironomidae - midges
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Nematocera, suborder Nematocera - mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies
midge - minute two-winged mosquito-like fly lacking biting mouthparts; appear in dancing swarms especially near water
Chironomus, genus Chironomus - type genus of the Chironomidae
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The number of instars is not fixed in Simuliidae, in contrast, for example, to Chironomidae and Culicidae, which are 2 families of aquatic Diptera in which there are 4 instars.
Within the Devils River and the Llano River, we observed larvae of the family Chironomidae often associated with colonies of S.
One exception to this pattern was the increase in Chironomidae in pools after the spate.
Likewise, total abundance has been found either to decrease or to increase in dam tailwaters, the latter occurring when dominance of certain taxa like Chironomidae becomes pronounced (Munn, Brusven 1991).
The most common flies that have an impact on angling are the Chironomidae group of flies.
Specimens were identified to genus according to Merritt and Cummins (1996), Burch (1989), Milligan (1997), and Klemm (1995), with the exception of Chironomidae that were identified to tribe.
Muscidae Chironomidae Chironominae Insecta: Trichoptera Ecnomus thomasseti Mosley, 1932 Oecetis sp.
Cecidomyiidae Chironomidae Heliomyzidae Amoebahria defessa OSTEN SACKEN Mycetophylidae Leio sp.
The most common taxa found in all ponds were in the family Chironomidae (Diptera) and the most diverse invertebrate group in the area was the family Dytiscidae (Coleoptera), which was composed of 20 genera.