chironomid

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chironomid

(kī-rŏn′ə-mĭd)
n.
See midge.
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The highest incidence was observed in insects (37.6%) and mollusks (26.6%), with the most frequently ingested groups: snails (Gastropoda), caddisflies (Trichoptera), mussels (Unionidae), and aquatic midges (Diptera: Chironomidae).
In the laboratory, the samples were rinsed through a 200 [micro]m sieve, and larvae and pupae of Chironomidae were sorted under a stereoscopic microscope at 10x magnification, dehydrated in 96 and 99% ethanol, and slide-mounted in Euparal (ASCO Laboratories, Manchester, England) for species identification.
However, the family Chironomidae (Diptera), commonly referred to as non-biting midges or chironomids, is the most widely distributed, most diverse, and often the most abundant of all families of benthic macroinvertebrates in aquatic ecosystems, including ECEs (Ferrington Jr., 2008).
Fossil midge larvae (Diptera: Chironomidae) as quantitative indicators of late-winter hypolimnetic oxygen in southern Finland: A calibration model, case studies and potentialities.
Los dipteros de la familia Chironomidae son los insectos mas ampliamente distribuidos y, frecuentemente, los mas abundantes en aguas continentales (Cranston 1995); son de gran importancia en la colonizacion de cuerpos de agua (Rodriguez et al.
Los resultados del presente trabajo demuestran que la familia Chironomidae es la mas representativa en el experimento, se encuentra desde los primeros dias de muestreo y no muestra diferencias significativas en la preferencia de sustrato; este dato es corroborado por diferentes autores que han trabajo con paquetes de hojarasca, los cuales tambien encontraron una alta dominancia de esta familia en los sustratos empleados en sus investigaciones (MATHURIAU & CHAUVET, 2002; CARVALHO & UIEDA, 2004; NESSIMIAN & HENRIQUES-OLIVEIRA, 2005; CALLISTO et al., 2007; CARVALHO et al., 2008; TORRES & RAMIREZ, 2014).
While the consistent co-dominance of these taxa was unique to this study, many of the taxa more commonly observed among our streams (Table 2), including Hydropsychidae, Baetidae, Chironomidae, Elmidae, Simuliidae, and Sub-Class Oligochaeta, have been commonly found in streams throughout the state (Heatherly et al.