The feeding habits of certain chironomid larvae (subfamily Tendipedinae).

  title={The feeding habits of certain chironomid larvae (subfamily Tendipedinae).},
  author={B. M. Walshe},
  journal={Journal of Zoology},
SUMMARY 1The nature of the food and the feeding mechanisms of various chironomid larvae with different modes of life have been studied by observing their feeding behaviour in the laboratory and their gut contents in nature and under experimental conditions. 2Of Tendipes (=Chironomus) larvae, only T. plumosus employs a filter-feeding mechanism with a salivary net spun across the lumen of its tube anterior to the body. Other larvae of the plumosus-group (e. g. T. dorsalis), although identical… Expand
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