family Chironomidae


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Family Chironomidae. In: Catalog of the Diptera of Australasian and Oceania regions (ed.
Vibrio cholerae bacteria are common hitchhikers attached to the surface of adult nonbiting midges (observed mainly with Chironomus sp., family Chironomidae).
The benthic macro-invertebrate gradient was a description of community composition going from basins dominated by the Family Chironomidae to basins dominated by oligochaetes and sphaeriid clams.
3) Class Insecta: The most important taxon of this group were Diptera of the family Chironomidae, with an abundance of 1.5%, and a frequency of occurrence of 67.9%, making it the second most common item eaten by the fish.
6) Percent Chironomids: Midge larvae (family Chironomidae) are generally pollution-tolerant organisms, their numbers increasing with increasing organic enrichment or heavy metal concentration (ADEM, 1999; Barbour et al., 1999).
The EPT/chironomid metric is calculated as a ratio of the aquatic insect larval groups Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (indicators of good water quality), and the dipteran larvae of the family Chironomidae (indicators of poor water quality).
In addition, we examined responses of two categories of benthic invertebrates: "epibenthic taxa" and chironomids (Order Diptera, Family Chironomidae).
One such larva -- a bright red, multisegmented midge larva in the family Chironomidae -- lives mostly on the bottom of freshwater lakes and rivers and is frequently found on corpses that have been submerged for long periods of time.
In tropical reservoirs, the assemblage of aquatic insects is mainly composed of nymphs of mayflies, dragonflies, Coleoptera, Hemiptera, and Diptera, with the latter represented primarily by the family Chironomidae (Peiro and Alves, 2006; Silva et al., 2009).
TABLE 2 Chironomids (family Chironomidae; n=66) found in aquatic ecosystems in the Northern Neotropics.
Common prey items were those consumed by at least 10% of all darters, and included seven taxa: the dipteran family Chironomidae, the mayfly families Baetidae, Tricorythidae and Leptophlebiidae, and the caddisfly families Philopotamidae, Hydroptilidae and Hydropsychidae.
Family Chironomidae, widely distributed insects in freshwater, belong to true flies (Order Diptera) and were erected by Macquart in 1838.
However, scattered studies documenting high growth rates of aquatic insects, particularly midges of the family Chironomidae, suggested that P/B values could be much higher than previously believed.
In our work, family Chironomidae was not overwhelmingly dominant, but was one of the most abundant taxon, representing 29 and 31% of all invertebrates, respectively on the unfertilised and on the fertilised leaves.