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#91
Collecting and rearing / Re: Selected recent publicatio...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 06, 2022, 01:48:23 PM
2018

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.
#92
Collecting and rearing / Re: Selected recent publicatio...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 06, 2022, 01:46:50 PM
2017

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]
#93
Recently published / Re: Orthocladiinae - new taxa
Last post by Martin Spies - April 03, 2022, 03:32:11 PM
2021

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]
#94
Recently published / Re: New fossil taxa - all subf...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 03, 2022, 02:40:52 PM
2021

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 16.vi.2021, 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]
#95
Recently published / Re: New fossil taxa - all subf...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 03, 2022, 02:40:14 PM
2020

Khramov, A. V., Bashkuev, A. S., Lukashevich, E. D. (2020) [The fossil record of long-proboscid nectarivorous insects]. Entomol. Obozr. 99(4): 737-844. [English version in Ent. Rev. 100(7): 881-968]

Lukashevich, E. D. (2020) [Rare nematoceran dipterans (Insecta: Diptera) from the Khasurty locality, Transbaikalia]. Paleontol. Zh. 2020(6): 43-54. [English version in Paleontol. J. 54(6): 600-612]

Zakrzewska, M., Singh, H., Wagner-Wysiecka, E., Giłka, W. (2020) Minute and diverse in fossil sticky stuff: Tanytarsini (Diptera: Chironomidae) from early Eocene Indian Cambay amber. Zool. J. Linnean Soc.: 28 pp. [first publd online (3.i.2020)]
#96
Molecules / Re: Recent publications on mol...
Last post by Martin Spies - April 02, 2022, 02:40:23 PM
2020

Finch, G., Nandyal, S., Perretta, C., Davies, B., Rosendale, A. J., Holmes, C. J., Gantz, J. D., Spacht, D. E., Bailey, S. T., Chen, X., Oyen, K., Didion, E. M., Chakraborty, S., Lee Jr, R. E., Denlinger, D. L., Matter, S. F., Attardo, G. M., Weirauch, M. T., Benoit, J. B. (2020) Multi-level analysis of reproduction in an Antarctic midge identifies female and male accessory gland products that are altered by larval stress and impact progeny viability. Scientific Reports 10(item 19791): 27 pp. + online suppl. material.

Kotrba, M. (2020) The DNA barcoding project on German Diptera: An appreciative and critical analysis with four suggestions for improving the development and reliability of DNA-based identification. Eur. J. Entomol. 117: 315-327. [publd online 28.vii.2020]

Zhang, L., Yang, J., Li, H., You, J., Chatterjee, N., Zhang, X. (2020) Development of the transcriptome for a sediment ecotoxicological model species, Chironomus dilutus. Chemosphere 244(paper 125541): 12 pp. + online suppl. material.
#97
Several life stages / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - April 02, 2022, 02:38:36 PM
2020

Finch, G., Nandyal, S., Perretta, C., Davies, B., Rosendale, A. J., Holmes, C. J., Gantz, J. D., Spacht, D. E., Bailey, S. T., Chen, X., Oyen, K., Didion, E. M., Chakraborty, S., Lee Jr, R. E., Denlinger, D. L., Matter, S. F., Attardo, G. M., Weirauch, M. T., Benoit, J. B. (2020) Multi-level analysis of reproduction in an Antarctic midge identifies female and male accessory gland products that are altered by larval stress and impact progeny viability. Scientific Reports 10(item 19791): 27 pp. + online suppl. material.

Imada, Y. (2020) A novel leaf-rolling chironomid, Eukiefferiella endobryonia sp. nov. (Diptera, Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae), highlights the diversity of underwater chironomid tube structures. ZooKeys 906: 73-111.
#98
Various topics / Re: INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM IN...
Last post by Martin Spies - March 31, 2022, 11:00:23 AM
Dear colleagues,

It is my pleasure to announce that the 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae will be held 4-7 July 2022.
The symposium was originally planned to be held in Tsukuba, Japan, but unfortunately the never-ending pandemic and Japan closing its borders have forced us to choose an online version of the symposium.
The scope of the symposium is focused on Chironomidae research, but including a wide array of topics, from systematics, ecology, biomonitoring to recent advances in genomics and applied science.
The homepage of the symposium in now available online and we will soon start registrations. Please visit our site at:
https://kinki-convention.jp/isc2022/

We hope that the symposium will yield fruitful scientific exchanges among the whole chironomid researcher community. We may have lost people in our list, so if you know researchers around you interested in chironomid research, please advertise the symposium.

We are looking forward to meeting all of you this summer at the 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae!


Best regards,

Richard Cornette, on behalf of the organizing committee
cornette@affrc.go.jp
#99
Biology, ecology, phenology / Re: Recent publications
Last post by Martin Spies - March 19, 2022, 05:12:16 PM
2021

Baranov, V., Jourdan, J., Hunter-Moffatt, B., Noori, S., Schölderle, S., Haug, J. T. (2021) Global size pattern in a group of important ecological indicators (Diptera, Chironomidae) is driven by latitudinal temperature gradients. Insects 13(1, item 34): 12 pp. + online suppl. material. [publd online 28.xii.2021]

Luís, A. T., Córdoba, F., Antunes, C., Loayza-Muro, R., Grande, J. A., Silva, B., Diaz-Curiel, J., Ferreira da Silva, E. (2021) Extremely acidic eukaryotic (micro) organisms: Life in acid mine drainage polluted environments—Mini-review. Int. J. envir. Res. public Health 19(item 376): 13 pp. [first publd online 30.xii.2021].

Pak, N., Wu, S., Gibson, J. F. (2021) The evolution of marine dwelling in Diptera. Ecology and Evolution 11(16): 11440-11448 + online suppl. material.
#100
Larvae / Dorsal surfaces of ORTHOCLAD h...
Last post by Martin Spies - March 13, 2022, 01:12:18 PM
The image in this post indicates that dorsal surfaces of larval head capsules merit attention not only on specimens of Chironominae.

Larval head capsule from Germany, Northrhine-Westphalia. Provisional designation: Acamptocladius sp. "Dalheim, NRW". NOTE the distinct reticular pattern on the dorsal surface (center of image). Photo author and owner: Thomas Bendt.