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Survivorship and longevity of Diamesa mendotae Muttkowski (Diptera: Chironomidae) under snow
Diamesa mendotae Muttkowski commonly grow and emerge from groundwater dominated streams in winter. Previous estimates of longevity for adults of D. mendotae collected from the snow surface averagedExpand
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Comparison of emergence and taxonomic composition of chironomidae (Insecta: diptera) in Tortuguero National Park, Costa Rica.
University of Minnesota M.S. thesis. January 2012. Major: Entomology. Advisor: Dr. Leonard C. Ferrington, Jr., 1 computer file (PDF); xxix, 229 pages, appendix p. 220-229.
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Trace DNA from insect skins: a comparison of five extraction protocols and direct PCR on chironomid pupal exuviae
Insect skins (exuviae) are of extracellular origin and shed during moulting. The skins do not contain cells or DNA themselves, but epithelial cells and other cell‐based structures might accidentallyExpand
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Use of Chironomidae (Diptera) Surface-Floating Pupal Exuviae as a Rapid Bioassessment Protocol for Water Bodies.
Rapid bioassessment protocols using benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages have been successfully used to assess human impacts on water quality. Unfortunately, traditional benthic larval samplingExpand
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DNA Barcoding for Species Identification of Insect Skins: A Test on Chironomidae (Diptera) Pupal Exuviae
Abstract Chironomidae (Diptera) pupal exuviae samples are commonly used for biological monitoring of aquatic habitats. DNA barcoding has proved useful for species identification of chironomid lifeExpand
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Characterization of Chironomidae (Diptera) surface-floating pupal exuviae sample sort time from coastal tropical aquatic systems
Many studies either ignore chironomids or only identify specimens to subfamily or tribe due to the associated difficulty and high cost with processing and identifying larvae. An efficient form ofExpand
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Survivorship and longevity of adult Diamesa mendotae Muttkowski, 1915 (Diptera: Chironomidae) at controlled, sub-freezing temperatures
Diamesa mendotae Muttkowski, 1915 is a winter-active species common in groundwater-buffered streams of Minnesota and Wisconsin. This species is capable of surviving under snow cover for at least 28Expand
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A Survey of Neotropical Chironomidae (Diptera) on San Salvador Island, Bahamas
Chironomidae (Diptera) are among the most diverse and widespread aquatic insects, with approximately 5,500 species described. However, prior to the present work, only 4 species of Chironomidae wereExpand
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