family Chironomidae


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Noun1.family 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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In the main channel, the ephemeropteran Family Baeticidae and the dipteran larvae of Family Chironomidae were almost equally abundant, 22.
Within the Devils River and the Llano River, we observed larvae of the family Chironomidae often associated with colonies of S.
Among insect larvae registered in stomachs, those belonging to the family Chironomidae were the most abundant in the site 2, which is explained by the higher level of environmental degradation at this site (SOUZA; LIMA-JUNIOR, 2013), and because these larvae are considered r-strategist organisms, with high fecundity and hemoglobin to withstand low oxygen concentrations (BAXTER, 1977).
The orders Ephemeroptera, Diptera, and Odonata, along with the family Chironomidae, were the most important macroinvertebrate groups in distinguishing the sites based upon the envfit thnction in program R (R Development Core Team, 2008; P < 0.
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.
For example, one of the dominant, and most diverse, groups in the Arctic is the Family Chironomidae (Oliver and Dillon, 1997).
Many other examples of preference for temporary water bodies exist in the family Chironomidae (Frouz et al.