The Chironomidae (Diptera) fauna of Kırklareli Province


Abstract: Larval and adult material collected from July 2012 to July 2013 and previously collected larval material were evaluated taxonomically to determine the Chironomidae (Diptera) fauna of Kırklareli Province. Accordingly, a total of 64 species belonging to the subfamilies Tanypodinae, Prodiamesinae, Orthocladinae, and Chironominae of the family Chironomidae were determined, of which Camptocladius stercorarius (De Geer, 1776), Corynoneura sp., Paratanytarsus sp., Ablabesmyia (Ablabesmyia) phatta (Eggert, 1863), Chironomus semireductus (Lenz, 1924), Einfeldia carbonaria (Meigen, 1804), Metriocnemus (Metriocnemus) fuscipes (Meigen, 1818), Rheocricotopus (Rheocricotopus) fuscipes (Kieffer, 1909), and Stictochironomus sp. were determined as new records for Kırklareli Province, Acricotopus lucens (Zetterstedt, 1850), Brillia flavifrons (Johannsen, 1905); Cladopelma virescens (Meigen, 1818), Demicryptochironomus sp., and Harnischia curtilamellata (Malloch, 1915) for Turkish Thrace; and Paratanytarsus laetipes (Zetterstedt, 1850) for Turkish Chironomidae fauna.

Keywords: Larval midge, adult chironomid, Paratanytarsus laetipes, Turkish Thrace

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