Habitat preference and reproductive traits in the Antarctic midge Parochlus steinenii (Diptera: Chironomidae)

  title={Habitat preference and reproductive traits in the Antarctic midge Parochlus steinenii (Diptera: Chironomidae)},
  author={S. Hahn and K. Reinhardt},
  journal={Antarctic Science},
  • S. Hahn, K. Reinhardt
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Antarctic Science
  • We provide the first comprehensive account of habitat preference, mating, oviposition and developmental stages of Parochlus steinenii. There are eight records from the South Shetland Islands. On King George Island, none out of 40 temporary ponds and 9% out of 44 lakes with variable water levels were inhabited by P steinenii. By contrast, 94% of 52 lakes with stable water levels were occupied, for 92% of which breeding was confirmed. Lakes were occupied independently of their height above sea… CONTINUE READING
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