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[From New Latin Chīronomidae, family name, from Chīronomus, type genus, from Latin chīronomos, moving the hands according to the rules of art, pantomimic (the genus being so called because the adults hold their front pair of legs in the air when at rest ), from Greek kheironomos : kheir, hand; see ghes- in Indo-European roots + nomos, custom, law; see nem-.]


(Animals) a member of the Chironomidae, a family of nonbiting midges
(Animals) of or relating to this family
[C19: from New Latin chironomus, from Greek kheironomos a gesturer, from kheir hand + nomos manager + -id2]
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One thing these lakes have in common is chironomid (midge) larvae," he says.
Diet studies of age-0 freshwater drum have been limited to lakes and reservoirs, where they have been described as consuming cladocerans, chironomid larvae, mayfly larvae, and occasionally larvae of other fishes (Swedburg and Walburg, 1970; Clark and Pearson, 1979; Bur, 1982).
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and 3) multiple regression analysis revealed a negative relationship between Chironomid n.
Taxonomic composition and average density ([+ or -] standard deviation) of Chironomid larvae by dry weight macrophyte (Ind g DW-1)] of the three repetitions of Chironomid larvae recorded during the colonization experiment with Eichhornia azurea in the Paraiso Lake (Amazonas, Brazil).
2006) observing that round goby diet in a warm North American stream shifted from caddisfly (Hydropsychidae) and chironomid larvae during the day to mayfly (Heptageniidae) larvae at night, mainly due to an increase in mayfly larvae activity during the night and their subsequent presence in drift.
The only other example in Insecta is the African sleeping chironomid Polypedilum vanderplanki.
Although no direct correlation between chironomid-inferred August air temperature and primary production was observed, we found indications that both chironomid and diatom communities were responding to the same overarching regional climatic and environmental processes.
In Lake Kariba juveniles (7cm SL) fed on fish (62% occurrence), crustaceans (20%) and chironomid larvae (24.