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Various topics / Request for Chironomus larvae
Last post by andrew.mehring - May 26, 2022, 01:44:01 PM
We are seeking cultures of Chironomus plumosus, or any true sediment-burrowing species of Chironomus, for a laboratory study on carbon and nitrogen cycling.
We can provide payment or co-authorship in exchange, depending on level of involvement in the research.

If you are able to help, please contact Andrew Mehring at


Andrew S. Mehring
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Louisville
Last post by Martin Spies - May 23, 2022, 12:39:29 PM
Dear colleagues,

The 21st International Symposium no Chironomidae (ISC2022) will be held online next 4-7 July 2022.
The registration is now open to public at the link below:

Please note that this is the last week for abstract submission (Deadline May 27th). Due to the tight schedule for preparing the program of the symposium, we encourage participants to register and submit their abstracts as soon as possible (please note that the deadline will not be extended).
The core time of the sessions will be set at Japanese time for direct discussions, but oral presentations will be also uploaded as video files and available throughout the period of the symposium, as for poster presentations. We believe that this system will be more comfortable for participants all around the world and thus encourage them to register for presentations.

Looking forward to share recent advances in the field of Chironomidae research with you.

Best regards,

Richard Cornette,
on behalf of ISC2022 organizing committee
Biological Functions Research Group
Division of Biomaterial Sciences
Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, NARO
1-2 Owashi, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 3050851 JAPAN
Tel./Fax. : +81 (0)29-838-6157

Medical entomology / Re: Medical entomology
Last post by Martin Spies - May 07, 2022, 03:01:57 PM

Gunkel, G., Michels, U., Scheideler, M. (2022) Climate change: Water temperature and invertebrate propagation in drinking-water distribution systems, effects, and risk assessment. Water [Basle] 14(8, paper 1246): 23 pp. [publd online 13.iv.2022] [incl. data on Paratanytarsus grimmii]
Several life stages / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - May 07, 2022, 02:06:38 PM

Montaño-Campaz, M. L., Dias, L. G., Bacca, T., Toro-Restrepo, B., Oliveira, E. E. (2022) Exposures to deltamethrin on immature Chironomus columbiensis drive sublethal and transgenerational effects on their reproduction and wing morphology. Chemosphere 296: . [publd online 28.ii.2022]
Last post by Martin Spies - April 20, 2022, 08:33:19 AM
New information concerning the 21st International Symposium has just been published:

Cornette, R. (2022)  The 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae – 2022 online.  CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 35: 1 p.
2003 key to West Palaearctic exuviae / Good news
Last post by Martin Spies - April 11, 2022, 03:00:29 PM
A colleague has just alerted me to the fact that the contents of
Langton, P. H., Visser, H. (2003) Chironomidae exuviae. A key to pupal exuviae of the West Palaearctic Region. World Biodiversity Database CD-ROM Series; ETI, Amsterdam
are available online at:
Collecting and rearing / Re: Selected recent publicatio...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 06, 2022, 01:48:23 PM

Elías-Gutiérrez, M., Valdez-Moreno, M., Topan, J., Young, M. R., Cohuo-Colli, J. A. (2018) Improved protocols to accelerate the assembly of DNA barcode reference libraries for freshwater zooplankton. Ecology and Evolution 8(5): 3002-3018 + 6 online suppl. files. [Collecting methods included submerged light traps. Page 3009: "Curiously, some Chironomidae larvae apparently emerged as adults inside of the light traps."]

Schloemer, S., Hoffmann, A. (2018) The Beaver Dam Vacuum Sampler - a new sampling method to investigate the invertebrate fauna in beaver dams. Lauterbornia 85: 117-121.
Collecting and rearing / Re: Selected recent publicatio...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 06, 2022, 01:46:50 PM

Ferrari, B. J. D., Faburé, J. (2017) Field assessment of reproduction-related traits of chironomids using a newly developed emergence platform (E-Board). Ecotox. envir. Safety 137: 186-193 + online suppl. material.

Yoon, S.-S., Kim, M.-H., Choi, S.-K., Eo, J., Kwon, S.-I., Song, Y.-J. (2017) (The development of a sampling instrument for aquatic organisms in rice paddy fields: submerged funnel traps with attractants). Korean J. envir. Biol. 35(4): 640-647. [in Korean, with English abstract]
Recently published / Re: Orthocladiinae - new taxa
Last post by Martin Spies - April 03, 2022, 03:32:11 PM

Fang, X.-L., Wang, X.-H., Xiao, Y.-L., Fu, Y. (2021) Thienemanniella convexa (Diptera, Chironomidae), a new species from Hunan Province, China. Annls zool. fenn. 59: 29-33. [publd online 2.viii.2021]

Kong, F.-Q., Wang, X.-H., Lin, X.-L. (2021) Bryophaenocladius huadingensis (Diptera: Orthocladiinae), a new species from China. Annls zool. fenn. 58(1-3): 65-68. [publd online 25.ii.2021]

Lencioni, V., Moubayed, J. (2021) Synorthocladius federicoi sp. nov., a new species occurring in the middle basin of the Adige River, northern Italy (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae). ZooKeys 1057: 105-116. [publd 27.viii.2021]

Liu, W., Zhao, C., Kong, F., Yan, Ch., Wang, X. (2021) New species of Limnophyes Eaton (Diptera, Chironomidae) from China and synonymy of L. fuscipygmus Tokunaga, 1940. ZooKeys 1011: 51-61. [publd 18.i.2021]

Moubayed-Breil, J., Garrigue, J. (2021) Orthocladius (Or.) massanus sp. n. a new crenophilous species inhabiting karstic springs in Eastern Pyrenees [Diptera, Chironomidae]. Ephemera 22(1): 1-10.

Moubayed-Breil, J., Lods-Crozet, B. (2021) Pseudorthocladius immezensis sp. n., a new relict species inhabiting the Macun high-alpine stream, Swiss Alps (Diptera: Chironomidae). CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 34: 13-20. [publd 24.viii.2021]

Moubayed-Breil, J., Mary, N. (2021) Smittia zealandiana sp. n. a new semi-aquatic species occurring in the moss carpet of riparian Habitat in Mont Panié, New Caledonia [Diptera, Chironomidae]. Ephemera 22(1): 11-21.

Namayandeh, A., Beresford, D. V. (2021) Review of the genus Doncricotopus (Orthocladiinae: Chironomidae): with the description of a new species from Canada. J. nat. Hist. 55(19–20): 1195-1211. [publd online 21.vii.2021]

Ree, H., Kang, H. J. (2021) Three new species of Krenosmittia (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) found in Korea. Animal Syst. Evol. Divers. 37(1): 64-69. [publd 31.i.2021]

Ree, H., Kang, H. J. (2021) Four new species of Parorthocladius (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) found in Korea. Animal Syst. Evol. Divers. 37(1): 70-77. [publd 31.i.2021]
Recently published / Re: New fossil taxa - all subf...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 03, 2022, 02:40:52 PM

Giłka, W., Zakrzewska, M., Lukashevich, E. D., Vorontsov, D. D., Soszyńska-Maj, A., Skibińska, K., Cranston, P. S.(2021) Wanted, tracked down and identified: Mesozoic non-biting midges of the subfamily Chironominae (Chironomidae, Diptera). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 194(3): 874-892. [publd online, with issue pagin. iii.2022]

Zakrzewska, M., Jankowska, A. (2021) A new fossil Stempellinella from Eocene Baltic amber, with systematic notes and amendment of the generic diagnosis (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 4908(4): 505-514. [publd 18.i.2021]