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Development of Glyptotendipes tokunagai (Diptera: Chironomidae) Under Different Temperature Conditions

Ecological Studies of Spatial and Temporal Distributions of Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) with Emphasis on Glyptotendipes paripes (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Three Central Florida Lakes

Laboratory Estimation of Degree-Day Developmental Requirements of Glyptotendipes paripes (Diptera: Chironomidae)

Winter Growth, Development, and Emergence of Diamesa mendotae (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Minnesota Streams

Opportunistic Response of a Benthic Midge (Diptera: Chironomidae) to Management of California Seasonal Wetlands

Spatial Distribution of Chironomid Larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Two Central Florida Lakes

Temperature-Dependent Development, Cold Tolerance, and Potential Distribution of Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae), a Tip Miner of Hydrilla verticillata (Hydrocharitaceae)

Influence of Temperature on Developmental Rate, Wing Length, and Larval Head Capsule Size of Pestiferous Midge Chironomus crassicaudatus (Diptera: Chironomidae)

Effects of Cadmium Exposure on Lipid Peroxidation and the Antioxidant System in Fourth-Instar Larvae of Propsilocerus akamusi (Diptera: Chironomidae) Under laboratory Conditions

Does nature and persistence of substrate at a mesohabitat scale matter for Chironomidae assemblages? A study of two perennial mountain streams in Patagonia, Argentina

Colonization by Chironomidae larvae in decomposition leaves of Eichhornia azurea in a lentic system in southeastern Brazil

Sex- and Developmental Stage-Related Changes in Energy Reserves in Fourth-instar Larvae of the Midge Chironomus riparius Meigen (Diptera: Chironomidae): Implications for Ecotoxicity Testing

Structure and spatial distribution of the Chironomidae community in mesohabitats in a first order stream at the Poço D’Anta Municipal Biological Reserve in Brazil

Morphological Deformities in Chironomus spp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) Larvae as a Tool for Impact Assessment of Anthropogenic and Environmental Stresses on Three Rivers in the Juru River System, Penang, Malaysia

Biological and Genetic Characteristics of Glyptotendipes tokunagai (Diptera: Chironomidae) on the Basis of Successive Rearing of Forty-Two Generations Over Seven Years Under Laboratory Conditions


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; order Diptera, suborder Nematocera)

Family of delicate, gnat-like flies, in which the males have conspicuous, plumose antennae, and those of females are pilose. The head is usually overhung, and often concealed, by the thorax. Mouth-parts are poorly developed. Anterior wing veins are more prominent than posterior ones. Adults bear some resemblance to Culicidae, but can be distinguished by their unscaled wings. Adults fly in large numbers at sunset near standing bodies of water. The swarms comprise mainly males, and mating occurs when a female flies into a swarm. Eggs are laid in a mass, or ribbon of clear, mucus-like jelly. Larvae are almost all aquatic, or mud-dwellers that live in tubes. Some species have larvae containing haemoglobin as an adaptation to life in anoxic substrates. Some species can reproduce parthenogenetically, and paedogenesis has been recorded in others. There are some 2000 described species.

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