CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research 2023-08-17T21:11:53+00:00 Torbjørn Ekrem Open Journal Systems <p>The CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research is devoted to publishing peer-reviewed research articles related to all aspects of chironomid research. The journal also serves as an updated news bulletin for the Chironomidae research community. The journal has one issue per year, but articles are published online continuously after they are accepted. The journal is open access, and can be downloaded freely from this website. All research articles submitted to CHIRONOMUS<em>&nbsp;Current Reseach</em>&nbsp;section are subject to peer-review. There are no page charges for manuscripts accepted for publication.</p> First record of Parochlus kiefferi (Garrett, 1925) in a sediment sequence from a Slovak mountain lake with notes on paleolimnological interpretation 2022-12-14T09:26:42+00:00 Martina Jambrović Dubravka Čerba Ladislav Hamerlik <p>Subfossil larval remains of a rare Podonominae, <em>Parochlus kiefferi</em> (Garrett, 1925), were identified in a sediment sequence from a mountain lake in the Low Tatra Mountains, Slovakia, and represent the first record of the species for Slovakia. The depth at which the <em>P. kiefferi </em>remains were found, along with the taxonomic composition of the corresponding chironomid assemblage dominated by cold-stenothermal taxa, indicate that the sample can be dated back to the Little Ice Age. Additionally, notes on the chironomid remains which appear in the sediment sample are provided here and can offer further insight into paleolimnological interpretation.</p> 2023-03-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Martina Jambrović, Dubravka Čerba, Ladislav Hamerlik The pupa of Chironomus decorus Johannsen, 1905 – additional description and an unusual sexual dimorphism 2023-08-17T21:11:53+00:00 Jon Martin <p>In his original description of <em>Chironomus decorus,</em> Johannsen included a brief description of the pupa but with insufficient detail to differentiate it from other North American species, particularly those of the decorus-complex. In this note, further information of pupal characters, mostly derived from specimens reared from egg masses, are given which allow separation of these pupae from those of some other species, e.g., presence of frontal warts, and in the case of the males, to permit accurate identification by the presence of a small secondary tubercle.</p> 2023-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Jon Martin