Life cycle and seasonal changes of the midge, chironomus flaviplumus (diptera: Chironomidae), in wangsuk creek, korea

Myoung Chul Kim, Dong Jun Chun, Tae Ho Ro, Sung Sik Han

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Over a two-year period, monthly field sampling of Chironomus flaviplumus larvae in Korea demonstrated that this chironomid is bivoltine with one peak of adult emergence from early April to early June and another from early September to early October. Laboratory rearing enabled a characterization of life cycle stages. The average number of eggs per deposited mass was 771 ± 14. At 26.5 °C, eggs began to hatch within two days of oviposition, and the life cycle was completed within 30–40 days.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-411
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Freshwater Ecology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Aquatic Science

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