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2013 Holarctic larvae manual / Re: 2013 manual on Holarctic l...
Last post by Martin Spies - January 13, 2023, 11:33:26 AM
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Various topics / Re: Test - temp
Last post by Ethan Bright - January 13, 2023, 01:38:09 AM
Here is another test to try to increase the size limit of attachments. About 350 kb pdf, a paper Pat Hudson and I wrote 10 or so years ago.
Various topics / Test - temp
Last post by Ethan Bright - January 12, 2023, 12:51:49 AM
This is just a testing area to resolve problems with the forum. I've been attempting to resolve issues regarding attachments and permissions.
Recently published / Re: Smaller subfamilies - new ...
Last post by Martin Spies - January 11, 2023, 02:58:27 PM

Andersen, T. (2022) A new species of Paraphrotenia Brundin, 1966 (Diptera, Chironomidae, Aphroteniinae) from the coastal mountains in southern Chile. Norw. J. Ent. 69(2): 237-242. [publd 14.xii.2022]

Makarchenko, E. A. (2022) A new species of Diamesa Meigen (Diptera, Chironomidae, Diamesinae) from Hokkaido Island, Japan. Evraziat. Entomol. Zh. (= Euroas. Entomol. J.) 21(1): 90-92. [in English with Russian abstract, etc.]

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Dragan, S. V. (2022) Review on the fauna and taxonomy of Diamesinae subfamily (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Republic of Khakassia (Russia), with morphological description and DNA barcoding of the discovered species. Evraziat. Entomol. Zh. (= Euroas. Entomol. J.) 21(1): 73-89. [in English with Russian abstract, etc.]

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Palatov, D. M. (2022) Taxonomy of Diamesa steinboecki group (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae), with description and DNA barcoding of new species. I. Subgroups steinboecki and longipes. Zootaxa 5125(5): 483-512. [publd 13.iv.2022]

Shimabukuro, E. M., Silva, F. L. da, Pepinelli, M., Trivinho-Strixino, S., Lamas, C. J. E. (2022) A new species of Parochlus (Diptera: Chironomidae) reveals intriguing features of larva at the oldest South American highlands. Studs neotrop. Fauna Envir.: 9 pp. [publd online 2.v.2022]
Recently published / Re: Orthocladiinae - new taxa
Last post by Martin Spies - January 06, 2023, 03:13:51 PM

Dantas, G. P. S., Ramos-Pastrana, Y., Hamada, N. (2022) A new species of Limnophyes Eaton, 1875 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Llanos Orientales, Colombia. Zootaxa 5141(3): 295-300. [publd 26.v.2022]

Fu, Y., Fang, X.-L., Wang, X.-H., Shen, M., Xiao, Y.-L. (2022) Corynoneura Winnertz species from Hunan Province, Oriental China, delineated with morphological and 16S rDNA data (Diptera, Chironomidae). ZooKeys 1082: 87-102. [publd 19.i.2022]

Krasheninnikov, A. B., Tanadbaeva, D. A., Vshivkova, V. A. (2022) Description of Chaetocladius (Chaetocladius) spiridonovi sp. nov. from the Russian Arctic Region (Diptera, Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5116(2): 292-298. [publd 18.iii.2022]

Krasheninnikov, A. B., Vshivkova, K. A. (2022) A new species of the genus Hydrobaenus Fries, 1830 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Arctic Russia. Far eastern Ent. 454: 1-6. [publd 3.v.2022; in English, with Russian abstract]

Krasheninnikov, A. B., Vshivkova, K. A. (2022) Bryophaenocladius evanmaki sp.n. — novyi vid khironomid Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) s Urala. (Bryophaenocladius evanmaki sp.n. (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) from Ural). Evraz. Entomol. Zh. (= Euroas. Entomol. J.) 21(1): 16-18. [in Russian; with English abstract, etc.]

Moubayed, J., Acosta, R., Prat, N. (2022) Smittia pratti sp. n., a new riparian species from the upper basin of the Cinqueta River, Spanish Pyrenees [Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae]. Ephemera 23(2): 87-94.

Moubayed, J., Clévenot, P. (2022) Smittia balmea, S. corsicana and S. tyrrhena, spp. n. three new semiterrestrial species from continental France and Corsica [Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae]. Ephemera 23(1): 29-42.

Moubayed, J., Guisset, P. (2022) Pseudorthocladius queretanus sp. n., a crenophilous species inhabiting a cold stream in Eastern Pyrenees, France [Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae]. Ephemera 23(1): 7-16.

Moubayed, J., Langton, P. H., Coppa, G., Clévenot, P. (2022) Orthocladius (Orthocladius) montisdei sp. n. and O. (O.) queyrassianus sp. n., two new species with reduced antennae from continental France [Diptera, Chironomidae]. Ephemera 23(2): 73-86.

Moubayed, J., Lods-Crozet, B. (2022) On the genus Bryophaenocladius Thienemann, 1934. I. Taxonomic notes with description of new species (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae). Evraziat. Entomol. Zh. (= Euroas. Entomol. J.) 21(4): 212-224. [in English; with Russian abstract, etc.]

Mukherjee, T., Som, D. K., Hazra, N. (2022) Two new species of Pseudosmittia Edwards, 1932 from India with a key to Oriental species adult males (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae). Zootaxa 5200(1): 51-62. [publd 26.x.2022]

Namayandeh, A., Beresford, D. V. (2022) New knowledge on the family Chironomidae (Diptera) from Far Northern Ontario, Canada, with a description of new species and new faunistic records. Aquatic Insects: 23 pp. [publd online 25.iv.2022]

Namayandeh, A., Hudson, P. L. (2022) Two new Orthocladiinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) collected in overlooked places of Midwest USA. Zootaxa 5099(1): 120-128. [publd 10.ii.2022]

Spies, M., Borkent, A., Cranston, P. S., Lin, X.-L., Tang, H.-Q. (2022) A home at last! Changania choui Tseng, 1965 belongs to Thienemanniella Kieffer, 1911 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae). CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 35: 4-11. [publd 7.iii.2022]

Tachibana, S. (2022) A new species, Cricotopus cataractaenostocicola, living in a cyanobacterial colony on vertical rocky substrates with trickling water film in Japan (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5178(3): 241-255. [publd 26.viii.2022]
Biomonitoring / Re: Publications
Last post by Martin Spies - January 06, 2023, 11:14:08 AM

Boggero,  A.,  Kamburska,  L.,  Zaupa, S., Ciampittiello, M., Paganelli, D., Cifoni, M., Rogora, M., Di Lorenzo, T. (2022) Sampling and laboratory protocols to study the effects of water-level management on the littoral invertebrate fauna in deep and large temperate lakes. J. Limnol. 81(s2, Article 2073): 12 pp. [publd 23.ix.2022]

Montaño-Campaz, M. L., G-Dias, L., Toro-Restrepo, B. (2022) Chironomus columbiensis (Diptera: Chironomidae) as test organism for aquatic bioassays: Mass rearing and biological traits. An. Acad. Bras. Cienc. 94(3, e20210389): 13 pp. [publd online]

Rossaro, B., Marziali, L., Boggero, A. (2022) Response of chironomids to key environmental factors: perspective for biomonitoring. Insects [Basle] 13(10, paper 911): 1-22 + online suppl. material. [publd 7.x.2022]
Various topics / Re: CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chir...
Last post by Martin Spies - January 02, 2023, 10:44:35 AM
Volume 35 (2022) of the CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research has been completed and published in its final form.

Please see, e.g.,
Molecules / Re: Recent publications on mol...
Last post by Martin Spies - December 03, 2022, 03:03:42 PM

Huang, J., Miao, X., Wang, Q., Menzel, F., Tang, P., Yang, D., Wu, H., Vogler, A. P. (2022) Metabarcoding reveals massive species diversity of Diptera in a subtropical ecosystem. Ecol. Evol. 12(1): 13 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd 12.i.2022]

Kodama, A., Maruta, R., Saito, H., Kawai, K. (2022) Molecular phylogeny of Japanese marine Tanytarsini chironomids (Chironomidae: Chironominae). Genetica: 10 pp. [publd online 13.viii.2022]

Krueger, T. A., Cross, A. T., Hübner, J., Morinière, J., Hausmann, A., Fleischmann, A. (2022) A novel approach for reliable qualitative and quantitative prey spectra identification of carnivorous plants combining DNA metabarcoding and macro photography. Scientific Reports 12(Article 4778): 11 pp. + online suppl. material.

Lin, X.-L., Liu, Zh., Yan, L.-P., Duan, X., Bu, W.-J., Wang, X.-H., Zheng, Ch.-G. (2022) Mitogenomes provide new insights of evolutionary history of Boreheptagyiini and Diamesini (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae). Ecol. Evol. 12(5, item e8957): 13 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd 24.v.2022]

Pfenninger, M., Foucault, Q., Waldvogel, A.-M., Feldmeyer, B. (2022) Selective effects of a short transient environmental fluctuation on a natural population. Mol. Ecol.: 15 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 25.x.2022]

Qi, Y., Duan, X., Jiao, K.-L., Lin, X.-L. (2022) First complete mitogenome of Axarus fungorum (Albu, 1980) from Guizhou Province, China (Diptera, Chironomidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 7(10): 1807-1809. [publd online 17.x.2022]

Shen, M., Li, Y., Yao, Y., Fu, Y. (2022) Complete mitochondrial genome of Chironomus nipponensis, new record from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 7(6): 1163-1164.

Vasquez, A. A., Bonnici, B. L., Yusuf, S. H., Cruz, J. I., Hudson, P. L., Ram, J. L. (2022) Improved chironomid barcode database enhances identification of water mite dietary content. Diversity [Basle] 14(2, paper 65): 20 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 19.i.2022]

Xiao, Y.-L., Xu, Z.-G., Wang, J.-X., Fang, X.-L., Fu, Y. (2022) Complete mitochondrial genome of a eurytopic midge, Polypedilum nubifer (Diptera: Chironomidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B 7(11): 1936-1938. [publd online 11.xi.2022; open access at]

Yoshida, Y., Shaikhutdinov, N., Kozlova, O., Itoh, M., Tagami, M., Murata, M., Nishiyori-Sueki, H., Kojima-Ishiyama, M., Noma, S., Cherkasov, A., Gazizova, G., Nasibullina, A., Deviatiiarov, R., Shagimardanova, E., Ryabova, A., Yamaguchi, K., Bino, T., Shigenobu, S., Tokumoto, S., Miyata, Y., Cornette, R., Yamada, T. G., Funahashi, A., Tomita, M., Gusev, O., Kikawada, T. (2022) High quality genome assembly of the anhydrobiotic midge provides insights on a single chromosome-based emergence of extreme desiccation tolerance. NAR Genomics and Bioinformatics 4(2): 12 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 5.iv.2022]

Zheng, Ch.-G., Liu, Zh., Zhao, Y.-M., Wang, Y., Bu, W.-J., Wang, X.-H., Lin, X.-L. (2022) First report on mitochondrial gene rearrangement in non-biting midges, revealing a synapomorphy in Stenochironomus Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae). Insects 13(1, item 115): 12 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 21.i.2022]
Recently published / Re: Chironominae - new taxa
Last post by Martin Spies - December 01, 2022, 04:41:58 PM

Bouchard, R. W. Jr, Hayford, B. L., †Ferrington L. C. Jr. (2022) Chironomus gelhausi, a new species of surface-mating Chironomus Meigen, 1803 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Mongolia. Zootaxa 5116(1): 123-135. [publd 17.iii.2022]

Cornette, R., Motitsoe, S. N., Mlambo, M. C. (2022) A new desiccation-resistant midge from ephemeral rock pools in South Africa, Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) cranstoni sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5128(3): 397-410. [publd 21.iv.2022]

Dantas, G. P. S., Amat, E., Hamada, N., Giłka, W. (2022) Towards the systematics and diversity of Neotropical Tanytarsus van der Wulp (Diptera: Chironomidae): news from Colombia. Zootaxa 5129(4): 505-529. [publd 29.iv.2022]

Donato, M., Andersen, T. (2022) A new species of Goeldichironomus Fittkau, 1965 from Argentina (Chironomidae, Chironominae). Zootaxa 5092(1): 143-150. [publd 18.i.2022]

Giłka, W., Gadawski, P. (2022) Tanytarsini (Diptera: Chironomidae) collected during Polish expeditions to North Korea. Zootaxa 5214(2): 151-175. [publd 1.xii.2022]

Liu, W.-B., Yao, Y., Chang, T., Yan, Ch.-C., Lin, X.-L. (2022) Contribution to the knowledge of Rheotanytarsus pellucidus species group from China (Diptera, Chironomidae): three new and one newly recorded species. Zootaxa 5188(2): 145-156. [publd 16.ix.2022]

Mukherjee, B., Hazra, N. (2022) First records of three genera, Cyphomella Sæther, 1977, Olecryptotendipes Zorina, 2007 and Robackia Sæther, 1977 of the Harnischia complex from India with description of O. extentus sp. n., O. obtunsus sp. n. and R. aequilongia sp. n. (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5091(2): 330-340. [publd 13.i.2022]

Mukherjee, B., Hazra, N. (2022) Two new species of Demicryptochironomus Lenz, 1941 from India with tentative phylogenetic relationship and a revised world key to known males (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5175(1): 88-100. [publd 15.viii.2022]

Moubayed, J., Langton, P. (2022) Polypedilum (Uresipedilum) alixae sp.n., a new species inhabiting acid peat bogs in north eastern France (Diptera, Chironomidae, Chironominae). Evraziat. Entomol. Zh. (= Euroas. Entomol. J.) 21(1): 68-72. [in English, with Russian abstract] [CAUTION! All information given in the paper - not least the male antenna with 11 flagellomeres, and the hypopygium - suggests beyond any reasonable doubt that the species does not belong to Polypedilum but to 'Einfeldia sensu lato'. Within the latter old grouping, which includes members of several current genus-level taxa (e.g. Benthalia, Chironomus (Lobochironomus), Einfeldia s. str.), the proposed species name is quite likely to end up as nothing but a junior synonym. The same applies to three names proposed for similar species in Moubayed-Breil (2020) and Moubayed-Breil & Langton (2020), respectively.]

Orel, O. V. (2022) Additional data on Olecryptotendipes secundus (Zorina, 2003) from Russian Far East, with a description of preimaginal stages (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5205(1): 87-96. [publd 4.xi.2022]

Reis, P. do R., Lin, X.-L., Ferreira-Keppler, R. L. (2022) Three new species of Tanytarsus van der Wulp (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Amazon rainforest. Zootaxa 5194(3): 426-434. [publd 6.x.2022]

Qi, X., Yao, Y., Liu, W.-B., Yan, Ch.-C., Wang, X.-H., Lin, X.-L. (2022) Review of the Rheotanytarsus muscicola species group from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Diversity [Basle] 14(5, paper 383): 16 pp. [publd online 12.v.2022]

Song, Ch., Zhu, B.-Q., Moubayed-Breil, J., Lei, T., Qi, X. (2022) Taxonomic study on the genus Stenochironomus Kieffer from the Baishanzu Nature Reserve, China (Diptera, Chironomidae). ZooKeys 1104: 93-113. [publd]

Yamamoto, M., Yamamoto, N. (2022) A new species of the genus Cladopelma Kieffer from Japan (Diptera, Chironomidae). Evraziat. Entomol. Zh. (= Euroas. Entomol. J.) 21(1): 42-47. [in English with Russian abstract, etc.]

Yao, Y., Liu, W.-B., Wang, X.-H., Lin, X.-L. (2022) Rheotanytarsus baihualingensis and R. diaoluoensis (Diptera : Chironomidae), two new species from Oriental China. Annls zool. fenn. 59: 149-154. [publd online 15.iii.2022]
Biology, ecology, phenology / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - November 12, 2022, 09:38:58 AM

Bespalaya, Y. V., Sousa, R., Gofarov, M. Yu., Kondakov, A. V., Kropotin, A. V., Palatov, D. M., Vikhrev, I. V., Bolotov, I. N. (2022) An exploration of the hidden endosymbionts of Corbicula in the native range. Ecology (e3836): 5 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 25.ix.2022]

Bethin, J., Krell, R. K., Philbrick, C. T. (2022) New arthropod-Podostemaceae associations in Central and South America. ZooKeys 1129: 45-54. [publd 11.xi.2022]

Bolotov, I. N., Eliseeva, T. A., Kondakov, A. V., Konopleva, E. S., Palatov, D. M., Sokolova, A. M., Vikhrev, I. V., Gofarov, M. Y., Bovykina, G. V., Chan, N., Lunn, Z., Win, T. (2022) Hidden shelter-like associations of minute Alboglossiphonia leeches (Hirudinea: Glossiphoniidae) with sedentary animals and molluscs. Limnologica 97(item 126028): 24 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 23.ix.2022]

Bonacina, L., Fasano, F., Mezzanotte, V., Fornaroli, R. (2022) Effects of water temperature on freshwater macroinvertebrates: a systematic review. Biol. Reviews (item 12903): 31 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 29.ix.2022]

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Palatov, D. M. (2022) Chironomids are commensals of the larvae and pupae of Blephariceridae and Simuliidae from the North Caucasus (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae). Zootaxa 5141(4): 373-384. [publd 27.v.2022]

Outa, J. O., Hörweg, C., Avenant-Oldewage, A., Jirsa, F. (2022) Neglected symbionts and other metazoan invertebrates associated with molluscs from Africa's largest lake: Diversity, biotic interactions and bioindication. Freshwater Biol. (item 13998): 11 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 28.ix.2022]

Prat, N. (2022) A case of phoresis of midges on Zygoptera. CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 35: 1 p. [publd 7.iii.2022]

Ward, M. S., Sites, R. W. (2022) Descriptions of the nymphal instars of Gestroiella siamensis Polhemus, Polhemus, and Sites (Hemiptera: Heteroptera: Naucoridae) and phoretic association with Nanocladius Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae). Proc. ent. Soc. Washington 123(4): 869-877. [publd 13.iv.2022]