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Collecting and rearing / Re: Selected recent publications
« Last post by Martin Spies on Today at 07:41:51 AM »
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.
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Collecting and rearing / Re: Selected recent publications
« Last post by Martin Spies on Today at 07:41:26 AM »
2016

Smith, J. T., Muehlbauer, J. D., Kennedy, T. A. (2016) Evaluating potential sources of variation in Chironomidae catch rates on sticky traps. Mar. Freshw. Res. 67(12): 1987-1990.

Soares de Santana, H., Lima, V. A., Simião-Ferreira, J. (2016) Surface-floating pupal exuviae of Chironomidae (Diptera) in urban streams: is there a best time of day to sample them? EntomoBrasilis 9(2): 101-107.

Zanotto Arpellino, J. P., Principe, R. E., Oberto, A. M., Gualdoni, C. M. (2016) Método para la cría en laboratorio de Chironomidae (Diptera) de ambientes lóticos. (Laboratory rearing methodology for Chironomidae (Diptera) of lotic environments.) Acta biol. colomb. 21(2): 443-446. [in Spanish, with English abstract]
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Recently published / Re: Tanypodinae - new taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on Today at 07:38:39 AM »
2017

Niitsuma, H., Tang, H. (2017) Notes on the genus Conchapelopia Fittkau (Diptera: Chironomidae: Tanypodinae) from southern China, with description of a new species. Zootaxa 4236(2): 327-334.
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Recently published / Re: Tanypodinae - new taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on Today at 07:38:12 AM »
2016

Dantas, G. P. S., Hamada, N., Huamantinco Araujo, A. A. (2016) A new species of Metapelopia Silva, Oliveira & Trivinho-Strixino (Diptera: Chironomidae) from Peru. Zootaxa 4137(1): 49-60.

Dantas, G. P. S., Hamada, N., Mendes, H. F. (2016) Denopelopia amicitia, a new Tanypodinae from Brazil (Diptera, Chironomidae). ZooKeys 553: 107-117.

Ree, H. I. (2016) Revision of the genus Ablabesmyia (Diptera, Chironomidae, Tanypodinae) in Korea. Animal Syst. Evol. Divers. 32(4): 241-252.

Sanyal, K., Hazra, N. (2016) A new species of the genus Procladius Skuse, 1889 (Diptera: Chironomidae) from India. Far east. Ent. 319: 17-24.

Silva, F. L. (2016) Alotanypus wilhelmensis sp. nov., a new Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) from high mountain lakes in Papua New Guinea. Austral Entomol. 55(4): 360-365.

Silva, F. L., Neubern de Oliveira, C. S. (2016) Tanypus urszulae, a new Tanypodinae (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Neotropical Region. Zootaxa 4178(4): 593-600.
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Recently published / Re: Orthocladiinae - new taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 28, 2017, 12:52:43 AM »
2017

Makarchenko, E. A., Makarchenko, M. A., Semenchenko, A. A. (2017) New or little-known species of Chaetocladius s. str. Kieffer, 1911 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) from the Amur River basin (Russian Far East). Zootaxa 4247(3): 313-330.
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Various topics / EWCIM forum
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 24, 2017, 01:58:13 AM »
From 30 January to 3 February 2017, the 1st European Workshop on Chironomidae Identification Methodology (EWCIM) was held at the Department of Biology and Ecology, Faculty of Sciences and Mathematics, University of Niš, Serbia.

For online continuation of the corresponding training and discussion, the organizers have a created a website on which the EWCIM alumni and instructors can exchange messages, micrographs, etc. This site is offered outside of the Chironomidae Exchange Forum, as the relatively limited capacity of the latter (especially concerning uploaded files) did not allow inclusion.

Anyone interested is welcome to visit http://ewcim.pmf.ni.ac.rs/forum/ and participate there, or to write to the EWCIM team using the 'Contact us' button near the bottom of the site's starting page.
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Recently published / Re: New fossil taxa - all subfamilies
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 13, 2017, 04:20:49 AM »
2016

Gilka, W., Zakrzewska, M., Baranov, V., Wang, B., Stebner, F. (2016) The first fossil record of Nandeva Wiedenbrug, Reiss & Fittkau (Diptera: Chironomidae) in early Eocene Fushun amber from China. Alcheringa Australas. J. Palaeont. 40(3): 390-397. [first publ. online (v.2016; [8] pp.) but with all nomenclatural content unavailable/invalid from this version]

Zakrzewska, M., Krzeminski, W., Gilka, W. (2016) Towards the diversity of non-biting midges of the tribe Tanytarsini from Eocene Baltic amber (Diptera: Chironomidae). Palaeontologia electr. 19.2.18A: 1-21.
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Recently published / Re: Chironominae - new taxa
« Last post by Martin Spies on March 10, 2017, 02:29:44 AM »
2017

Fusari, L. M., Pinho, L. C., Lamas, C. J. E. (2017) New species and records of Zavreliella Kieffer, 1920 from Neotropical region (Diptera: Chironomidae). Zootaxa 4221(4): 486-490.

Puchalski, M., Giłka, W. (2017) Cladotanytarsus Kieffer (Diptera: Chironomidae): several distinctive species reviewed on the basis of records from Canada and USA. Zootaxa 4242(2): 344–358.

Qi, X., Wang, X.-H., Andersen, T., Lin, X.-L. (2017) A new species of Manoa Fittkau (Diptera: Chironomidae), with DNA barcodes from Xianju National Park, Oriental China. Zootaxa 4231(3): 398-408.

Yan, Ch., Song, Ch., Liu, T., Zhao, G., Hou, Z., Cao, W., Wang, X. (2017) Two new and one newly recorded species of Polypedilum Kieffer 1912 with DNA barcodes from Oriental China (Chironomidae: Diptera). Zootaxa 4238(1): 109-118.
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Microscopy / Re: Scanning Electron Microscopy
« Last post by Martin Spies on February 28, 2017, 03:06:08 AM »
Kownacki, A., Woźnicka, O., Szarek-Gwiazda, E., Michailova, P., Czaplicka, A. (2017) Morphology of the adult male and pupal exuviae of Glyptotendipes (Glyptotendipes) glaucus (Meigen 1818) (Diptera, Chironomidae) using scanning electron microscope (SEM). Zootaxa 4237(2): 383-392.
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Various topics / Report Unwanted Posts!
« Last post by ethanbr on February 21, 2017, 09:03:45 AM »
Dear Forum members,

As you know, Martin Spies and I have created what we think is an excellent venue by which we can rapidly communicate about topics related to the systematics, taxonomy and other aspects related to Chironomidae. To maintain your trust, there are rules of conduct for those who become members of the forum and post messages. These are posted in the "Welcome" post, and require all message content to be restricted to furthering the science of Chironomidae.

Unfortunately, for the first time I had to ban someone ("Williammesh" with an email and IP address in Russia) for posting inappropriate (commercial, scam?) messages in the Chironomidae Exchange Forum. >:( I could tell that this "person" was using a troll program, and a scammer, so I didn't even bother to issue a warning.

I ask all members of good standing, when they visit the forum and happen to see an inappropriate or non-suitable post, to please let me or Martin know so that we can take action.

Thank you and cheers!
Ethan Bright
Forum moderator
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