CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research 2022-12-30T21:57:06+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> We need chironomid symposia! 2022-12-30T21:57:06+00:00 Torbjørn Ekrem 2022-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Torbjørn Ekrem A case of phoresis of midges on Zygoptera 2022-01-18T12:46:14+00:00 Narcís Prat 2022-03-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Narcís Prat The Chironomus species studied by Letha Karunakaran in Singapore, with a review of the status of selected South-East Asian Chironomus 2022-06-03T14:58:07+00:00 Jon Martin <p>In the 1960s Letha Karunakaran studied the chironomid fauna of Singapore but<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>faced a lack of sufficiently detailed descriptions to enable identification of her material with any certainty.<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span>She recognized seven species of <em>Chironomus </em>(s.s) but sent me fixed larval material of only four of these which she tentatively identified as <em>C. apicatus</em> Johannsen 1932, <em>C. costatus </em>Johannsen 1932, <em>C. javanus</em> Kieffer 1924, and <em>C. stupidus </em>Johannsen 1932. She sent fixed larvae to me for confirmation of her identifications, but died before I was able to determine accurate identities from morphology alone. With additional comparative material, along with polytene chromosome banding patterns and DNA barcode sequence from the mitochondrial COI gene, the species have been identified as a form of <em>C. flaviplumus</em> (auct, not Tokunaga)(here called <em>C. flaviplumus </em>Type B),<span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span><em> C. circumdatus</em> Kieffer 1916<em>, </em>probably<em> C.</em> <em>striatipennis </em>Kieffer 1910,<em><span class="Apple-converted-space"> </span></em> and <em>Kiefferulus barbatitarsis</em> (Kieffer 1911), respectively. The identification of one species as a form of <em>C. flaviplumus</em> required an assessment of the present state of knowledge of this species where the name has been applied to at least five different species. Determination of a valid name for this species is not currently possible. The confusion of species identification is an indication that there are a number of closely related species which constitute a “<em>C. flaviplumus</em> group”.</p> 2022-09-15T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Jon Martin Where the rare species hide: a new record of Parachironomus monochromus (van der Wulp, 1874) for Slovakia from artificial urban waterbodies 2022-06-03T10:51:47+00:00 Ladislav Hamerlik Peter Bitušík Silvia Bartóková Jakub Potančok <p><em>Parachironomus monochromus</em> (van der Wulp, 1874) was recorded for the first time in Slovakia in an urban pond and a city fountain along with a total of 27 other chironomid taxa recorded both as larvae and pupal exuviae. Our finding emphasizes the role of urban waterbodies as habitats for rare species and for maintaining and documenting aquatic biodiversity in cities.</p> 2022-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ladislav Hamerlik, Peter Bitušík, Silvia Bartóková, Jakub Potančok Nematodes infest winter-active chironomids in Minnesota trout streams 2022-12-15T02:02:46+00:00 Hannah Bodmer Corrie Nyquist <p>We present preliminary findings of the effects of nematode infestation on winter-active chironomid biology, and how short-term temperature spikes could affect host-parasite interactions. Results are limited but indicate nematodes may infest winter-active chironomid communities and significantly affect host chironomid biology. Further research on winter-active insects should include investigations into nematode parasitism to better understand how climate change will affect chironomid survival at the population and community level.</p> <p>.</p> 2022-12-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Hannah Bodmer, Corrie Nyquist A home at last! Changania choui Tseng, 1965 belongs to Thienemanniella Kieffer, 1911 (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) 2021-12-27T20:32:50+00:00 Martin Spies Art Borkent Peter S. Cranston Xiao-Long Lin Hong-Qu Tang <p>The midge <em>Changania choui</em> Tseng, 1965 (Insecta, Diptera, Nematocera), originally described in the family Cecidomyiidae and recently transferred to the Ceratopogonidae, is recognised as an adult female in the Chironomidae, subfamily Orthocladiinae. The type material is missing, and the published description and illustrations are limited. Although the genus name <em>Changania</em> Tseng, 1965 becomes a new junior synonym of <em>Thienemanniella</em> Kieffer, 1911, <em>Thienemanniella choui</em> (Tseng 1965), new combination, should be treated as a <em>nomen dubium</em>.</p> 2022-03-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Martin Spies, Art Borkent, Peter S. Cranston, Xiao-Long Lin, Hong-Qu Tang Verifying Australian Nilotanypus Kieffer (Chironomidae) in a global perspective: molecular phylogenetic analysis, new species and emended generic diagnoses 2022-03-08T21:19:12+00:00 Peter S. Cranston Matt Krosch Hongqu Tang <p>Molecular data support two distinct species of <em>Nilotanypus</em> Kieffer (Chironomidae: Tanypodinae) differentiated on morphology in all stages. Each is described as <em>Nilotanypus haplochelus</em> new species and <em>Nilotanypus ctenochelus</em> new species respectively. Morphological differentiation is stronger in the larva and pupa, with adult stages less well differentiated, as seems usual in the genus. Both species are distributed widely across the Australian continent, but seemingly absent from offshore islands and Tasmania. A tendency towards lotic psammophily (sand-dwelling) is evident, with sympatry at some tropical / subtropical locations. Additional molecular data from non-Australian taxa indicates that <em>N. ctenochelus</em> is sister to all other sampled taxa and <em>N. haplochelus</em> to an undescribed species from oriental China. Review of all stages of several non-Australian species requires revised generic diagnoses, and, critically, recognition of <em>Pentaneura comata</em> Freeman 1953 as synonymous with the type of the genus, <em>Nilotanypus remotissimus</em> Kieffer 1923 (new synonym).</p> 2022-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Peter S. Cranston, Matt Krosch, Hongqu Tang Two new species of Monopelopia Fittkau, 1962 from forests in India along with a key to adult males of Oriental and Palearctic species (Diptera: Chironomidae) 2022-04-26T20:20:27+00:00 Debarshi Mondal Tuhar Mukherjee Niladri Hazra <p>Two new species of <em>Monopelopia </em>Fittkau, 1962 are described and illustrated from the Oriental region based on adult males and immature stages. <em>Monopelopia </em>(<em>Monopelopia</em>) <em>recta </em>sp. n. and <em>Monopelopia </em>(<em>Monopelopia</em>) <em>obscurata </em>sp. n. are described from India and a DNA barcode of <em>M. recta </em>is compared with congeneric sequences in NCBI GenBank. Additionally, a key to the adult males of genus <em>Monopelopia </em>reported from the Oriental and Palearctic regions is given.</p> 2022-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Debarshi Mondal, Tuhar Mukherjee, Niladri Hazra Patrick (Paddy) Ashe 18.03.1954 – 19.06.2022 2022-12-27T14:14:21+00:00 Declan Anthony Murray 2022-12-28T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Declan Anthony Murray The 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae – 2022 online 2022-04-05T07:10:54+00:00 Richard Cornette <p>We announce that the 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae in 2022 will be held online and provide the following url to the symposium website: <a href=""></a>. </p> 2022-04-19T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Richard Cornette BOOK: Chironomidae of Central America: An Illustrated Guide to Larval Sub-fossils 2022-06-03T11:07:40+00:00 Ladislav Hamerlik Fabio L da Silva 2022-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Ladislav Hamerlik, Fabio L da Silva