Please contact the webmaster on how YOU can contribute and make an impact on our research! Below are links to events and meetings, newsletters, important publications, research web sites and other recent items of interest to the Chironomid community over the last year. If you know of something that would interest the chironomid researcher, please let the webmaster know about it so that it can be included.

  • Webmaster Notice: I have changed the hosting plan for several sites, including for this domain that contains the files for The Chironomid Home Page, the Exchange Forum, and Jon Martin's site on Phylogeny and Evolution. If you experience any problems accessing these sites, or notice problems with your browser's handling of these pages, please notify the webmaster as soon as possible. (edited Sep 2022)
  • [The symposium has already occurred, so I am awaiting some sort of post-event summary from the organizer] Last Update on The 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae in Tsukuba, Japan: Richard Cornette announced the symposium if finally scheduled! "It is my pleasure to announce that the 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae in Tsukuba, Japan, will be held (on-line) next 4-7 July 2022. The home page of the symposium is available at the following link: ( We are looking forward to meeting all of you this summer at the 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae! (edited Sep 2022)
  • Torbjørn Ekrem has communicated that the lastest full issue of CHIRONOMUS has been published on the journal website: (added Feb 2022)
  • Martin Spies has communicate the sad news of the passing of Henk Vallenduuk this past November. A notice has been published as a PDF in Macrofauna Newsletter (Macrofaunanieuwsmail 157, 18 november 2021, in Dutch) (added Feb 2022)
  • Claus Orendt has announced the publication of a new work (preview) on larval Orthocladiinae senso lato: Claus Orendt, Thomas Bendt (2021): Orthocladiinae sensu lato. Orthocladiinae, Prodiamesinae, Diamesinae, Buchonomyiinae, Telmatogetoninae, Podonominae (Diptera: Chironomidae). Keys to Central European larvae with respect to macroscopic characters. - DGL Tools (DGL-Arbeitshilfen) No. 1/2021. - Edited by the German Limnological Society (DGL), Essen, 144 p. (added Dec 2020)
  • Mike Broomall at the Stroud Center has sent a link for FSB certified taxonomists, including for Chironomidae. (added Sep 2021)
  • Martin Spies and Pete Cranston have communicated the sad news of the passing of two esteemed colleagues of ours, Clive Pinder and Len Ferrington. (added Sep 2021)
  • A new midge research project is beginning in Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA (added September 2020).
  • Masaru Yamamoto informs us that Dr. Tadashi Kobayashi passed away on 10 January 2020, aged 88. (added March 2020)
  • Pre-2019 announcements, broken links (mostly) removed.

Page last edited: September 8, 2022 (EB)