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Family Chironomidae - Non-biting Midges

 
 
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The adult males of Chironomidae (Diptera) of the Holarctic Region
By Torgny Wiederholm
Entomologica Scandinavica, 1989
Entomologica Scandinavica Supplement 34 is a 532 page volume with keys, diagnoses, and drawings of the genera of Chironomidae of the Holarctic region.

The genera of larval midges of Canada (Diptera, Chironomidae)
By Oliver D.R., Roussel M.E.
The insects and arachnids of Canada, Pt. 11. Ottawa: Agriculture Canada. 263 pp., 1983

The Chironomidae
By P. D. Armitage, P. S. Cranston, L. C. V. Pinder
Springer, 1995
Subtitled "The biology and ecology of non-biting midges."

The publisher writes: "The dipteran family Chironomidae is the most widely distributed and frequently the most abundant group of insects in freshwater with representatives in both terrestrial and marine environments. This book provides a state-of-the-art account of the family including both pure and applied aspects of research."

Available on Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=bQyvnx4x6toC.

Contains a key to subfamilies beginning at page 53, which suffers

Revision of the North American species of the genus Pentaneura (Tendipedidae: Chironomidae, Diptera).
By Johannsen, 0.A.
Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 54: 267–289., 1946
Full Text - BHL

Johannsen, 0.A. 1946. Revision of the North American species of the genus Pentaneura (Tendipedidae: Chironomidae, Diptera). Journal of the New York Entomological Society. 54: 267–289.

Endochironomus Kieffer, Tribelos Townes, Synendotendipes, n. gen., and Endotribelos, n. gen. of the Nearctic Region
By Gail Grodhaus
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society, 1987
Full citation: "Endochironomus Kieffer, Tribelos Townes, Synendotendipes, n. gen., and Endotribelos, n. gen. (Diptera: Chironomidae) of the Nearctic Region", Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 60:167-247 (Apr. 1987).

A review of the known species of Endochironomus and related genera.

On JSTOR.

A Revision of the Holarctic Species of Orthocladius (Euorthocladius) (Diptera: Chironomidae)
By Soponis AR
Spixiana Supplement 13, pp 3-68, 1990
full text here or here

A Revision of Nearctic Species of Orthocladius (Orthocladius) van der Wulp (Diptera: Chironomidae)
By Soponis AR
The Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada, Vol. 109, Supplement S102, pp. 1-187, 1977
abstract

Soponis' 1974 Carleton University Ph.D. thesis that led to this paper is available here. It's free but the reproduction from microfiche is pretty awful

The Nearctic Species of Tendipedini
By Henry K. Townes
University of Notre Dame, 1945
Henry K. Townes, "The Nearctic Species of Tendipedini [Diptera, Tendipedidae (= Chironomidae)]", American Midland Naturalist 34:1-206 (1945). (JSTOR)

This is the most recent revision of the tribe Chironomini as a whole. Some individual genera have been revised since.

The name Tendipes was used for Chironomus in the mid-20th century until a ruling of the International Commision on Zoological Nomenclature restored the traditional name.

 
 
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