Definitions

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  • proper noun A taxonomic family within the order Diptera — the chironomids or non-biting midges, a family of true flies widely distributed in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats.

Etymologies

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Chironomus +‎ -idae

Examples

  • In 1942 she submitted her Ph.D. thesis on “Cytological studies in Chironomidae” and was accepted as a junior assistant at the Department of Zoology.

    Elisabeth Goldschmidt.

  • Lifestyles in freshwater include free-living crawling/swimming (Culicidae, Simulidae); those that are buried underneath rocks or sediment (Tabanidae); and those that dwell inside silk tubes that they have spun and attached to submerged rocks or plants (Chironomidae).

    Insecta (Aquatic)

  • More info on the Chironomidae is available at the Chironomid Home Page.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • More info on the Chironomidae is available at the Chironomid Home Page.

    A shitty way to get dispersed

  • (Chironomidae) whose transformations are described in detail by Miall and Hammond (1900).

    The Life-Story of Insects

  • It is hard to see how something you can only see properly under a microscope - and with complicated names such as Parochlus Chironomidae, Diptera - could rival the polar bear as a symbol of climate change.

    BBC News - Home

  • The Water Reclamation District's 1990 assay of the North Channel found 28 species of annelid worms (Tubificidae and Naididae), 4 species of leeches (Hirudinidae), and 23 species of midge larvae (Chironomidae).

    Chicago Reader

  • The Water Reclamation District's 1990 assay of the North Channel found 28 species of annelid worms (Tubificidae and Naididae), 4 species of leeches (Hirudinidae), and 23 species of midge larvae (Chironomidae).

    Chicago Reader

  • The Water Reclamation District's 1990 assay of the North Channel found 28 species of annelid worms (Tubificidae and Naididae), 4 species of leeches (Hirudinidae), and 23 species of midge larvae (Chironomidae).

    Chicago Reader

  • The Water Reclamation District's 1990 assay of the North Channel found 28 species of annelid worms (Tubificidae and Naididae), 4 species of leeches (Hirudinidae), and 23 species of midge larvae (Chironomidae).

    Chicago Reader

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