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#1
Recently published / Re: Smaller subfamilies - new ...
Last post by Martin Spies - July 18, 2024, 09:37:04 AM
2024

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Palatov, D. M. (2024) Morphological description and DNA barcoding of Diamesa achipseensis sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae) from southwestern Caucasus. Zootaxa 5481(4): 477-482. [publd 18.vii.2024]

Semenchenko, A. A., Cranston, P. S., Makarchenko, E. A. (2024) A multi-locus phylogeny for the Diamesinae (Chironomidae: Diptera) provides new insights into evolution of an amphitropical clade. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. (item zlae035): 16 pp. + online suppl. material. [first publd online 8.v.2024] NOTE: Among many other results, this work proposes Protanypodinae as a new subfamily in Chironomidae.
#2
Biology, ecology, phenology / About the front legs and vibra...
Last post by Wenbin Liu - June 30, 2024, 10:12:05 AM
We have recently conducted popular science education on Chironomidae for many middle school students and the general public, and currently have two related contents:
1. The name of Chironomidae comes from the shaking of its front legs, which can be observed naturally.
2. Chironomidae is currently the insect with the fastest wing-fluttering frequency in the world.
I would like to ask if someone are aware of any related literature or research on the phenomena or mechanisms of these two contents.
Best,
Wenbin
#3
Biology, ecology, phenology / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - June 28, 2024, 02:12:27 PM
2024

Hunn, J. G., Orr, J. A., Kelly, A.-M., Piggott, J. J., Matthaei, C. D. (2024) Heatwaves and carbon dioxide enrichment impact invertebrate drift and insect emergence patterns across time in experimental streams. Sci. total Envir. 939(Article 173106): 16 pp. + online suppl. material. [online version of record publd 1.vi.2024]
#4
Palaeoecology / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - June 28, 2024, 02:07:55 PM
2024

Dočkalová, K., Stuchlík, E., Hamerlík, L., Bitušík, P., Turek, J., Svitok, M., Novikmec, M., Lackner, R., Dvorak, M., Kopáček, J., Tátosová, J., Camarero, Ll., Füreder, L., Vondrák, D. (2024) Cold mountain stream chironomids (Diptera) of the genus Diamesa indicate both historical and recent climate change. Envir. Ent. (paper nvae052): 15 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd 15.vi.2024]

Eensalu, M., Nelson, D. B., Buczynska, A., Rach, O., Luoto, T. P., Poska, A., Klein, E. S., Stansell, N. D. (2024) Holocene hydroclimate variability of the Baltic region inferred from stable isotopes, d-excess and multi-proxy data at lake Nuudsaku, Estonia (NE Europe). Quat. Sci. Reviews 334(paper 108736): 18 pp. + online suppl. material. [online version of record publd 5.vi.2024]
#5
Recently published / Re: Orthocladiinae - new taxa
Last post by Martin Spies - June 15, 2024, 10:57:42 AM
2024

Andersen, T., Dantas, G. P. S., Baranov, V., Sanz-laParra, A. M., Mendes, H. F., Hamada, N. (2024) Poxyaibamberus Andersen & Dantas, gen. nov. (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) from Brazil. ZooKeys 1205: 1--15. [publd 14.vi.2024]

Baranov, V., Lin, X., Hübner, J., Chimeno, C. (2024) Uncovering the hidden diversity of non-biting midges (Diptera, Chironomidae) from central Namibia, using morphology and DNA barcodes. African Invertebrates 65(1): 13-36 + online suppl. material. [publd 29.iv.2024]

Bouchard, R. W., Jr, Namayandeh, A., Hudson, P. L. (2024) Parachaetocladius lenferringtoni (Diptera: Chironomidae), a new orthoclad from North America, with keys to adult males and pupae of the Nearctic Parachaetocladius (Wülker, 1959). Zootaxa 5419(2): 245-264. [publd 6.iii.2024]

Dantas, G. P. S., Amat, E., Hamada, N. (2024) New species and record of Diplosmittia Sæther, 1981 (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) from Brazil and Colombia. Zootaxa 5397(1): 127-134. [publd 3.i.2024]

Donato, M., Mauad, M., Siri, A. (2024) New species of Bryophaenocladius Thienemann, 1934 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Argentina. Zootaxa 5448(2): 283-291. [publd 10.v.2024]

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Palatov, D. M. (2024) Smittia solominae sp. nov. (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae), living on ice of high mountain glaciers of the Elbrus region (North Caucasus). Zootaxa 5415(4): 561-569. [publd 23.ii.2024]

Saigusa, T. (2024) Discovery of the Japan-Nearctic genus Chasmatonotus from the Korean Peninsula, with description of a new species (Diptera, Chironomidae). Zootaxa 5424(5): 581-588. [publd 18.iii.2024]
#6
Molecules / Re: Recent publications on mol...
Last post by Martin Spies - June 07, 2024, 11:19:28 AM
2024

Fu, Y., Fang, X., Xiao, Y., Mao, B., Xu, Z., Shen, M., Wang, X. (2024) Two chromosome-level genomes of Smittia aterrima and Smittia pratorum (Diptera, Chironomidae). Scientific Data 11(paper 165): 7 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 3.ii.2024]

Mrozińska, N., Obolewski, K. (2024) Morphological taxonomy and DNA barcoding: Should they be integrated to improve the identification of chironomid larvae (Diptera)? Ecohydrol. Hydrobiol. 24: 10 pp. [online version of record publd 29.ii.2024]

Nell, L. A., Weng, Y. M., Phillips, J. S., Botsch, J. C., Book, K. R., Einarsson, Á., Ives, A. R., Schoville, S. D. (2024) Shared features underlying compact genomes and extreme habitat use in chironomid midges. Genome Biol. Evol. 16(5): 9 pp. + online suppl. material. [first publd online 25.iv.2024]

Röder, N., Stoll. V. S., Jupke, J. F., Kolbenschlag, S., Bundschuh, M., Theißinger, K., Schwenk, K. (2024) How non-target chironomid communities respond to mosquito control: Integrating DNA metabarcoding and joint species distribution modelling. Sci. total Envir. 913(paper 169735): 12 pp. + online suppl. material. [online version of record publd 8.i.2024]

Wang, H., Xu, H.-F., Li, Ch.-H., Zhang, H.-X., Zhang, Y.-P., Sun, B.-J., Lin, X.-L. (2024) Towards a comprehensive DNA barcode library of Stenochironomus Kieffer, 1919 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from China. Diversity [Basle] 16(5, paper 257): 11 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd 24.iv.2024]
#7
Established earlier / Re: Keys
Last post by Martin Spies - May 24, 2024, 02:47:22 PM
2024

Baranov, V., Lin, X., Hübner, J., Chimeno, C. (2024) Uncovering the hidden diversity of non-biting midges (Diptera, Chironomidae) from central Namibia, using morphology and DNA barcodes. African Invertebrates 65(1): 13-36 + online suppl. material. [publd 29.iv.2024]

Bouchard, R. W., Jr, Namayandeh, A., Hudson, P. L. (2024) Parachaetocladius lenferringtoni (Diptera: Chironomidae), a new orthoclad from North America, with keys to adult males and pupae of the Nearctic Parachaetocladius (Wülker, 1959). Zootaxa 5419(2): 245-264. [publd 6.iii.2024]

Dantas, G. P. S., Amat, E., Hamada, N. (2024) New species and record of Diplosmittia Sæther, 1981 (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) from Brazil and Colombia. Zootaxa 5397(1): 127-134. [publd 3.i.2024]

Donato, M., Mauad, M., Siri, A. (2024) New species of Bryophaenocladius Thienemann, 1934 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Argentina. Zootaxa 5448(2): 283-291. [publd 10.v.2024]

Liu, W.-B., Wang, Ch.-Y., Tang, Y.-N., Wang, Y., Pei, W.-X., Yan, Ch.-C. (2024) Six new species of Cryptochironomus Kieffer (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Nearctic region. ZooKeys 1200: 275-302. [publd 9.v.2024]

Song, Ch., Chen, G., Wang, L., Lei, T., Qi, X. (2024) DNA barcoding supports "color-pattern"-based species of Stictochironomus from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Insects [Basle] 15(3, paper 179): 18 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd 6.iii.2024].
#8
Larvae / Re: Selected recent publicatio...
Last post by Martin Spies - May 22, 2024, 09:06:30 AM
2024

Michailova, P. (2024) Markers in the polytene chromosomes of freshwater Chironomus Meigen (Diptera, Chironomidae) species. Zootaxa 5453(4): 511-537. [publd 22.v.2024]
#9
Recently published / Re: Chironominae - new taxa
Last post by Martin Spies - May 14, 2024, 10:58:17 AM
2024

Andersen, T., Sanz-laParra, A. M., Giłka, W. (2024) Two new species of Riethia Kieffer, 1917 from Chile and Ecuador (Chironomidae: Chironominae, Pseudochironomini). Zootaxa 5448(4): 499-507. [publd 14.v.2024]

Dantas, G. P. S., Hamada, N. (2024) New findings on Nilothauma Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Brazil and Peru. Zootaxa 5410(1): 112-122. [publd 12.ii.2024]

Giłka, W., Dantas, G. P. S., Andersen, T., Armitage, B. J. (2024) Tanytarsus deimos group (Chironomidae, Diptera) for two distinctive species from the Neotropics. Zootaxa 5428(4): 589-596. [publd 25.iii.2024]

Liu, W.-B., Wang, Ch.-Y., Tang, Y.-N., Wang, Y., Pei, W.-X., Yan, Ch.-C. (2024) Six new species of Cryptochironomus Kieffer (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the Nearctic region. ZooKeys 1200: 275-302. [publd 9.v.2024]

Song, Ch., Chen, G., Wang, L., Lei, T., Qi, X. (2024) DNA barcoding supports "color-pattern"-based species of Stictochironomus from China (Diptera: Chironomidae). Insects [Basle] 15(3, paper 179): 18 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd 6.iii.2024].
#10
Several life stages / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - May 10, 2024, 10:56:09 AM
2024

Mrozińska, N., Obolewski, K. (2024) Morphological taxonomy and DNA barcoding: Should they be integrated to improve the identification of chironomid larvae (Diptera)? Ecohydrol. Hydrobiol. 24: 10 pp. [online version of record publd 29.ii.2024]