Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Telmatogeton japonicus Tokunaga, 1933
Native to the western Pacific, now widespread. Reached eastern North America and Europe in the mid-20th century.
Hard surfaces along marine shores. Larvae will also attach to buoys and aquatic structures, even in the open ocean. They may have reached the Atlantic by attaching to ship hulls.
Brodin, Y. and M. H. Andersson. 2009. The marine splash midge Telmatogon japonicus
(Diptera; Chironomidae)—extreme and alien? Biological Invasions 11(6):1311-1317. (Abstract via Springer