Mermithid (Nematoda) parasites of Chironomidae (Diptera) in Marion Lake, British Columbia☆

@article{McCauley1973MermithidP,
  title={Mermithid (Nematoda) parasites of Chironomidae (Diptera) in Marion Lake, British Columbia☆},
  author={V. McCauley},
  journal={Journal of Invertebrate Pathology},
  year={1973},
  volume={22},
  pages={454-463}
}
  • V. McCauley
  • Published 1973
  • Biology
  • Journal of Invertebrate Pathology
Abstract During a study of the Chironomidae in Marion Lake, British Columbia, 13 speicies representing three subfamilies (Chironominae, Orthocladiinae, and Tanypodinae) were found parasitized by mermithids. Only two species of mermithids were found, Hydromermis contorta and Limnomermis bathybia . The former species appears to have two generations per year. The highest infection levels were found in Chironomus modestus , which, however, does not appear to be a physiologically suitable host. 
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