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Definition of the noun chironomidae

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noun - plural: -

  1. midges

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Google previewThe Lost World of Fossil Lake (2013)

Snapshots from Deep Time by Lance Grande

Today the family Chironomidae is a large one with a global distribution and over 10,000 living species. There appear to be several different species present in the FBM, but all remain undescribed. The larval stages are aquatic, and they are so ...

Google previewThe Biology of Streams and Rivers (1998)

by Paul S. Giller, Bjorn Malmqvist

Chironomidae is the largest family, found in a great variety ...

Google previewDiscovery Science (2015)

18th International Conference, DS 2015, Banff, AB, Canada, October 4-6, 2015. Proceedings by Nathalie Japkowicz, Stan Matwin

Midges and Swarms: Chironomidae is a family in the order Diptera (true flies). Chiro‐nomids are small (less than 2 cm long [3]) and relatively ubiquitous. Male chironomids form mating swarms. A typical swarm is an aggregation of males ...

Google previewChallis National Forest (N.F.), Sunbeam Mining Project Approval (1984)

Environmental Impact Statement

The family Chironomidae is a group of true flies that are known to be tolerant to water quality degradation, especially increasing sedimentation. Chironomids were present at densities of ten and 19 individuals/m2 at upstream and downstream ...

Google previewAn Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America (1996)

by Richard W. Merritt, Kenneth W. Cummins

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas INTRODUCTION The family Chironomidae is an ecologically important group of aquatic insects often occurring in high densities ...

Google previewThe Greenland Entomofauna (2015)

An Identification Manual of Insects, Spiders and their Allies by Jens Böcher, N.P. Kristensen (†), Thomas Pape, Lars Vilhelmsen

Chironomidae is a very successful aquatic insect group and may be found in all types of freshwater biotopes. A fairly large part of the Orthocladiinae is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Change (2013)

Three Volume Set by John A Matthews

Palaearctic Chironomidae larvae in palaeoecology. Cambridge: Quaternary Research Association. Velle G, Brodersen KT, Birks HJB and Willassen E (2010) Midges as quantitative temperature indicators: Lessons for palaeoecology.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Insects (2009)

by Vincent H. Resh, Ring T. Cardé

Chironomidae. Cranial sclerites and mouthparts of (25) Tabanidae, (26) Dolichopodidae. (27) Cephalopharyngeal skeleton of Sciomyzidae. (All illustrations modified, with permission, from Merritt et ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Zoology (2003)

by Michael Allaby

Chironomidae It arises in animals as a result of mutation or abnormal distribution of *chromosomes, affecting a particular cell during development and hence all its descendants. chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) See Hominidae. chinch bug See ...

Google previewThe Orvis Encyclopedia of Fly Fishing (2010)

Your Ultimate A to Z Guide to Being a Better Angler by Tom Rosenbauer

midge MIDGE Although to some fly fishers a midge can mean any small dry fly, to most it means a small, nonbiting two-winged insect of the order Diptera and family Chironomidae. Fly fishers refer to these insects var- iously as dipterans, ...

Google previewLexicon of Plant Pests and Diseases (2013)

by Manuel Merino-Rodríguez

flower flies fr syrphes el sirfidos it sirfidi, sirfi de Schwebefliegen, Schwirrfliegen 867 Tendipedidae see: Chironomidae 868 Thomasim'ana oculiperda en red bud borer fr cécidomyie des greffes el cecidomia de los injertos it cecidomia degli ...

Google previewDictionary of Entomology, Plant Pathology and Nematology (1998)

by O. P. Singh, S. K. Srivastava

Chironomidae: This includes small two winged insects whose equitic larvae may be red. blue, yellow or colourless. The small red larvae of Chironomus pulmosus are called blood worm being red in colour and blood contains haemoglobin a ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

Meniscus midges Asilidae Calliphoridae Blephariceridae Robber flies Blowflies {including Thaumaleidae botflies, screwworm flies, bluebottles and Chironomidae greenbottlesi Non-biting midges Sarcophagidae Ceratopogonidae Flesh flies ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Entomology (2011)

CHIRONOMIDAE Plural Noun. Midges. A cosmopolitan Family including ca 6,000 Species of nematocerous Diptera assigned to Superfamily Chironomoidea. Adult mosquitolike, body elongate, ca 1–10 mm long; Ocelli absent; male Antenna ...

Google previewThe Treasury of Natural History: Or, A Popular Dictionary of Animated Nature (1849)

... to which are Added, a Syllabus of Practical Taxidermy, and a Glossarial Appendix by Samuel Maunder

CHIRONOMIDAE. A sub-family of Dipterous insects, which frequent marshy situations, and very much resemble gnats. The species are of small size and very numerous; they often assemble in immense cloud-like swarms; and the name of ...

Google previewDictionary of Water and Waste Management (2005)

by Paul G Smith

chironomid, Chironomidae Non-biting midges whose larvae are blood worms. The larvae of Chironomus riparius live in wastewater polluted ...

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