Diptera: Chironomidae (Midges)1

  1. J. Linsley Gressitt
  1. W. W. Wirth1 and
  2. J. Linsley Gressitt2

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/AR010p0197

Entomology of Antarctica

Entomology of Antarctica

How to Cite

Wirth, W. W. and Gressitt, J. L. (1967) Diptera: Chironomidae (Midges)1, in Entomology of Antarctica (ed J. L. Gressitt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/AR010p0197

Author Information

  1. 1

    Entomology Research Division, ARS, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D.C. 20560

  2. 2

    Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1967

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875901107

Online ISBN: 9781118668696



  • Chironomidae;
  • Diptera;
  • Midges;
  • Orthocladiinae;
  • Podonominae


Two species of Diptera, both chironomid midges, occur in the northernmost part of Antarctica proper—a wingless midge, Belgica antarctica Jacobs, in the Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, and a winged midge, Parochlus steinenii (Gercke), in the South Shetlands.