Accession Number : ADA322803

Title :   Chironomidae of the Southeastern United States: A Checklist of Species and Notes on Biology, Distribution, and Habitat.

Descriptive Note : Fish and wildlife research rept.,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE ANN ARBOR MI GREAT LAKES FISHERY LAB

Personal Author(s) : Hudson, Patrick L. ; Lenat, David R. ; Caldwell, Broughton A. ; Smith, David

PDF Url : ADA322803

Report Date : 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 53

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 in 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. Regional distribution of the principal subfamilies indicated that the species of Chironominae and Tanypodinae were concentrated in the coastal region, whereas the Orthocladiinae were evenly distributed from the coast to the mountains. Considering the major habitats (lakes, rivers, and streams), Tanypodinae were about evenly distributed; Orthocladiinae were more predominant in streams and Chironominae in lakes.

Descriptors :   *DISTRIBUTION, *HABITATS, *DIPTERA, *ECOLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, MOUNTAINS, RIVERS, TENNESSEE, WATER QUALITY, ALABAMA, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, LAKES, FLORIDA, TAXONOMY, GEORGIA, HABITABILITY.

Subject Categories : Ecology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE