Substratum preferences by larvae of three species of midge (Diptera: Chironomidae)

  title={Substratum preferences by larvae of three species of midge (Diptera: Chironomidae)},
  author={Dominic T. Chaloner and Roger S. Wotton},
Three chironomid midge (Diptera: Chironomidae) species (Cricotopus sylvestris (Fabricius); Psectrocladius limbatellus (Holmgren), Tanytarsus fimbriatus Reiss and Fittkau) live at high densities and dominate the midge assemblage found in slow sand filter beds. After filter beds are drained and cleaned, the substratum consists of sand of different particle sizes, but once beds are refilled and in operation, organic material accumulates on the sand and Cladophora grows. In laboratory experiments… CONTINUE READING

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