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

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Keywords:

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

Summary

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.