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Chironomidae of the southeastern United States: a checklist of species and notes on biology, distribution, and habitat

Fish and Wildlife Research 7

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Abstract

We provide a current listing of the species of midges (Diptera:Chironomidae) in the southeastern United States (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee). This checklist should aid research on this group of insects, which have often proved useful in the assessment of water quality. We document each species' distribution and general habitat and provide the best taxonomic reference to facilitate the identification or description of species in that genus. Changes in nomenclature, unique ecological traits, bibliographic sources, or other items of information are summarized in a paragraph on each genus. Of the 10 sub-families currently recognized in the Chironomidae, 7 occur in the Southeast. The chironomid fauna of the six southeastern States now consist of 164 described genera and 479 described species. In addition we have listed 14 genera and 245 species that are tenatively noted as undescribed.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
Federal Government Series
Title:
Chironomidae of the southeastern United States: a checklist of species and notes on biology, distribution, and habitat
Series title:
Fish and Wildlife Research
Series number:
7
Year Published:
1990
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Publisher location:
Washington, D.C.
Description:
46 p.
First page:
0
Last page:
46
Number of Pages:
46