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Clearing and slide-mounting / Re: Clearing / Macerating
« Last post by Martin Spies on April 17, 2021, 02:41:52 AM »
Boucher, S. (2019) Cautionary notes about the use of lactic acid for clearing Diptera genitalia. Fly Times 63: 18-24. [http://www.nadsdiptera.org/News/FlyTimes/issue63.pdf]
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Uncertain / Unpublished / Psectrocladius or Nanocladius branchicolus
« Last post by Laci Hamerlik on April 15, 2021, 04:47:13 AM »
Dear all,

this head capsule was found in a sediment of a man-made reservoir in Slovakia. At first glance we identified it as Psectrocladius but giving it a second look, I see certain similarity with Nanocladius branchicolus... I have never seen the larva of it though. Could someone who is familiar with the species (-type) give me opinion on this?

Thanks!
Keep healthy
Laci
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Adults / Leg ratios > 1 on all legs
« Last post by Martin Spies on April 13, 2021, 02:52:17 AM »
Dear colleague,

Tang & Cranston (2019 in Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 67: 684-693) recently established the tribe Chironominae - Xiaomyiini, which currently includes the genera Xiaomyia Sæther & Wang, 1993 and Shangomyia Sæther & Wang, 1993. One of the diagnostic characteristics of adults of both sexes in this tribe is that the leg ratios (length of tarsomere 1 / length of tibia) are substantially greater than 1 on all legs, and especially so on the mid and hind legs.

If you are aware of any chironomid adult other than those in Xiaomyiini that shows similar leg ratios, please let me know by sending e-mail to spies@snsb.de.

Thanks and best wishes,

Martin Spies
SNSB - ZSM, Munich, Germany
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Established earlier / Re: New publications on various taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on April 09, 2021, 03:42:36 AM »
2021

Lencioni, V., Rodriguez-Prieto, A., Allegrucci, G. (2021) Congruence between molecular and morphological systematics of Alpine non-biting midges (Chironomidae, Diamesinae). Zoologica Scripta: 18 pp. + online suppl. material. [first publd online 17.ii.2021]

Michailova, P., Lencioni, V., Nenov, M., Nikolov, S. (2021) Can DNA barcoding be used to identify closely related Clunio Haliday, 1855 species (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae)? Zootaxa 4927(1): 1-8. [publd 11.ii.2021]
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Established earlier / Re: New publications on various taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on April 09, 2021, 03:41:58 AM »
2020

Borkent, A., Dominiak, P. (2020) Catalog of the biting midges of the world (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae). Zootaxa 4787(1): 001-377. [publd 5.vi.2020]

Cuppen, H., Gresens, S. E., Tempelman, D. (2020) Description of the larvae of Cricotopus festivellus (Kieffer 1906) and Cricotopus diversus (Boesel 1983) with keys to discrimination of larval, pupal and adult stages (Diptera: Chironomidae). CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 33: 4-16. [publd online (25.ii.2020)]

Dantas, G. P. S., Hamada, N. (2020) Description of the female and larval stage of Denopelopia amicitia Dantas, Hamada & Mendes (Diptera: Chironomidae). Acta amazonica 50(4): 313-316.

Donato, M., Zanotto Arpellino, J. P., Siri, A. (2020) Description of the pupa of Tanytarsus alatus Paggi (1992) (Chironominae: Tanytarsini). CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 33: 4 pp. [publd online (12.ii.2020)]

Gibson, J. F., Choong, H. H. C. (2020) New range records and life history observations of insects (Diptera: Dryomyzidae, Chironomidae; Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) associated with barnacles (Balanomorpha: Balanidae, Chthamalidae) on the Pacific coasts of North America and Japan. Can. Ent. 153(2): 196-210 + online suppl. material. [first publd online 7.xii.2020]

Krosch, M. N., Herold, N., Thornhill, A. H., Cranston, P. S. (2020) How ‘Gondwanan’ is Riethia? Molecular phylogenetics elucidates the mode and tempo of diversification in Austro-Pacific Chironominae (Diptera). Invert. Syst. 34(3): 328-341. [publd 24.iv.2020]

Lei, Q., Chen, J., Song, Ch., Qi, X., Zhang, R. (2020) Description of larva and female of Polypedilum (Probolum) bullum Zhang & Wang with DNA barcodes. Zootaxa 4890(2): 257-265. [publd 2.xii.2020]

Martin, J. (2020) Chironomus calligraphus Goeldi, 1905 and C. hawaiiensis Grimshaw, 1901 are sibling species. CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 33: 5 pp. [publd online 21.xii.2020]

Moubayed, J., Michailova, P., Langton, P. H. (2020) Description of the adult and immature stages of Clunio ponticus Michailova, 1980 (Diptera, Chironomidae), from the Black Sea, Varna, Bulgaria. CHIRONOMUS J. Chironomidae Res. 33: 31-47. [publd 21.iii.2020]

Moubayed-Breil, J., Michailova, P. (2020) Description of the adult and larva of Clunio balticus Heimbach, 1978 (Diptera, Chironomidae) from the seashore of Bergen (Norway). Zootaxa 4822(2): 209-220. [publd 5-viii.2020]
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Established earlier / Re: Keys
« Last post by Martin Spies on April 07, 2021, 03:21:07 AM »
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]

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Palatov, D. M. (2021) New species and findings of Pagastia Oliver (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae) from Central Asia, with DNA barcoding of known species of the genus. Zootaxa 4951(3): 559-570. [publd 7.iv.2021]

Orel, O. V. (2021) Revision of the genus Neozavrelia Goetghebuer, Thienemann, 1941 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from eastern Siberia and the Russian Far East, with the description of new species. Zootaxa 4938(3): 251-297. [publd 1.iii.2021]

Shimabukuro, E. M., Dantas, G. P. S., Lamas, C. J. E. (2021) A new madicolous species of Nilotanypus Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Amazon region, northwestern Brazil. Zootaxa 4948(3): 431-438. [publd 22.iii.2021]
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Recently published / Re: Smaller subfamilies - new taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on April 07, 2021, 03:18:52 AM »
2021

Makarchenko, E. A., Semenchenko, A. A., Palatov, D. M. (2021) New species and findings of Pagastia Oliver (Diptera: Chironomidae: Diamesinae) from Central Asia, with DNA barcoding of known species of the genus. Zootaxa 4951(3): 559-570. [publd 7.iv.2021]
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Recently published / Re: Tanypodinae - new taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 24, 2021, 08:27:11 AM »
2021

Cranston, P. S., Krosch, M., Baker, A. M. (2021) Molecular evidence for deeper diversity in Australian Tanypodinae (Chironomidae): Yarrhpelopia and related new taxa. Zootaxa 4949(1): 001–023. [publd 24.iii.2021]

Shimabukuro, E. M., Dantas, G. P. S., Lamas, C. J. E. (2021) A new madicolous species of Nilotanypus Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Amazon region, northwestern Brazil. Zootaxa 4948(3): 431-438. [publd 22.iii.2021]
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Publications / Re: 2020
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 13, 2021, 04:06:28 AM »
Aydın, G. B., Samin, N. (2020) A preliminary study aimed an annotated checklist of Chironomidae (Diptera: Culicomorpha: Chironomoidea) of Iran. Acta aquatica turcica 16(1): 38-50.

Čerba, D., Koh, M., Ergović, V., Mihaljević, Z., Milošević, Dj., Hamerlík, L. (2020) Chironomidae (Diptera) of Croatia with notes on the diversity and distribution in various habitat types. Zootaxa 4780(2): 259-274 + online suppl. material. [publd 25.v.2020]

Medeiros, A. S., Miloševic, Ð., Francis, D. R., Maddison, E., Woodroffe, S., Long, A., Walker, I. A., Hamerlík, L., Quinlan, R., Langdon, P., Brodersen, K. P., Axford, Y. (2020) Arctic chironomids of the northwest North Atlantic reflect environmental and biogeographic gradients. J. Biogeogr. 48(3): 511-525 + online suppl. material. [first publd online 30.xi.2020, full issue online ii.2021]

Moubayed-Breil, J. (2020) Chironomidae de l’écosystème méditerranéen de France continentale sensu lato. Données faunistiques et biogéographiques sur les quatre dernières décennies [Diptera]. Ephemera 21(1): 31-69.
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Biology, ecology, phenology / Re: Recent publications
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 05, 2021, 08:05:49 AM »
Veko, E. N., Polilov, A. A. (2020) Vliyanie miniatyurizatsii na anatomnyu Corynoneura scutellata Winnertz 1846 (Diptera, Chironomidae) - odnogo iz mel'chaishikh dyukrylykh. (The effects of miniaturization on the anatomy of Corynoneura scutellata Winnertz 1846 (Diptera, Chironomidae), one of the smallest dipterans). Zool. Zh. 99(12): 1398-1410. [in Russian, with English abstract]
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