Chironomids (Diptera, Chironomidae) of the Franz Josef Land archipelago (Arctic Russia)

Andrey Krasheninnikov, Maria Gavrilo


The first data on the chironomids fauna of the Franz Josef Land archipelago belong to M. Goetghebuer (1933). He noted 16 adults males Hydrobaenus conformis (Holmgren, 1869). In the present study, three new species (Diamesa (Diamesa) arctica (Boheman, 1865), Limnophyes pumilio (Holmgren, 1869), Tokunagaia rectangularis (Goetghebuer, 1940)) and one new subfamily (Diamesinae) are recorded in the Franz Josef Land archipelago bringing the chironomid fauna in this archipelago to a total of seven species from two subfamilies.


Diptera; Chironomidae; Franz Josef Land; Arctic

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