First annotated checklist of Chironomidae of Rhodos, Greece (Insecta, Diptera)

Móra, Arnold and Csabai, Zoltán Szabolcs (2008) First annotated checklist of Chironomidae of Rhodos, Greece (Insecta, Diptera). SPIXIANA, 31 (2). pp. 223-231. ISSN 0341-8391


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Chironomid fauna of Greek Aegean islands, an essential part of the biogeographically important Mediterranean region, is almost unexplored, with only 36 species recorded prior to the present study. It is especially true for Dodecanese islands (6 recorded species). In 2007, chironomid larvae and exuviae were collected in Rhodos, the largest member of the Dodecanese islands. Thirty-four taxa were identified (8 Tanypodinae, 10 Orthocladiinae, 16 Chironominae). None of the previously recorded taxa were found; thus all collected species proved to be new for the fauna of Rhodos. An actualized checklist for the Chironomidae of Rhodos is given based on the literature and results of recent investigations.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QE Geology / földtudományok > QE08 Hydrosphere. Hydrology / hidroszféra, hidrológia
Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz > QH301 Biology / biológia
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Date Deposited: 22 May 2013 14:27
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