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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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Larval midge specimens (Diptera: Chironomidae) were mounted on labeled glass slides with CMCP-10 mounting media (Masters Chemical Co., Des Plaines, Illinois) and allowed to cure for 1 mo before identification with the use of a compound microscope.
Non-biting midges (Insecta: Diptera: Chironomidae) are true flies, and the most widely distributed free-living holometabolous insects (Ferrington 2008).
Chironomidae (Diptera) species diversity of estuaries across a land use gradient on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
In terms of occurrence rates, they feed mainly on Chironomidae (52.63 %), Phryganeidae (16.13 %), Branchiopoda (15.68 %), Harpacticidae (13.38 %), and Ephemeroptera (1.86 %).
"Its actual name is chironomidae which, if you look at the end of the word, is where we get the phrase midge.
Ecological aspects of Chironomidae larvae (Diptera) of the Opia river (Tolima, Colombia)
Se colectaron 8595 individuos pertenecientes a 11 ordenes, 32 familias y 56 generos o morfotipos, entre los cuales la familia Chironomidae fue la mas abundante con un 81% del total de individuos, de los que el 50% pertenecen al genero Cricotopus y 49% a Polypedilum, seguida por la familia Simuliidae con 10% de los individuos, en la que el genero Gigantodax fue el mas representativo con 58%.