CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research <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> Norwegian University of Science and Technology en-US CHIRONOMUS Journal of Chironomidae Research 0172-1941 <p>Authors who publish with this Open Access journal agree to the following terms:</p> <ol> <li>Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_new">Creative Commons Attribution License</a> 4.0 that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.</li> <li>Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See&nbsp;<a href="" target="_new">The Effect of Open Access</a>).</li> </ol> Cricotopus (s. str.) latellai sp. n., a new rheophilic species of the tremulus-group from the Italian and French Maritime Alps (Diptera: Chironomidae) <p><em>Cricotopus</em> (<em>Cricotopus</em>) <em>latellai</em> sp. n. is described and diagnosed based on material comprising male and female pharate adults, pupal exuviae and larvae recently collected in some glacial streams in both the Italian and French Maritime Alps. Taxonomic notes provided in this paper include: description of <em>C. latellai</em> sp. n. as male and female adults, pupal exuviae and last instar larvae. The diagnosis of the <em>Cricotopus tremulus</em>-group is supplemented with additional characters in the male adult and pupal exuviae. <em>Cricotopus latellai </em>sp. n. keys near <em>C. mantetanus</em> Moubayed-Breil, 2016 and <em>C. storozhenkoi</em> Makarchenko &amp; Makarchenko, 2016. Geographical distribution of <em>C. latellai</em> sp. n. is currently restricted to the Italian and French Maritime Alps. It belongs to the Tyrrhenian community of glacial relic species, which are considered to be indicators of climate change in this biogeographical region. Remarks, taxonomic position, and ecology of the new described species are given.</p> Joel Moubayed-Breil Patrick Ashe ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-06-29 2018-06-29 31 4 15 10.5324/cjcr.v0i31.2498 Oviposition behavior and host records for the parasitic midge Trichochilus lacteipennis (Johannsen) (Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) <p>Adult female <em>Trichochilus lacteipennis</em> were observed to extrude long strings of eggs (up to 15 cm) in flight over a lake in Maine, USA. Once extruded females dropped to the water surface and released the strings. Larvae of <em>T. lacteipennis</em> are parasitic on <em>Elliptio complanata</em> at this site and probably additional unionid mussel species elsewhere. Based on our dissections of parasitized mussels and previous reports, it appears <em>T. lacteipennis</em> spend all or nearly all of their larval life within their mussel host, with first instars initially free-living inside the mantle. At some point larvae enter the marsupium and complete larval development on a diet of mussel eggs and/or glochidia before pupating within the marsupium. </p> David Harley Funk Sherman Roberts Alan Graham ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2018-02-07 2018-02-07 31 10.5324/cjcr.v0i31.2436