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Identification Type Arthropod
Name Chironomid
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Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: Pseudodiamesa (Subfamily Pseudodiamesinae) - one half of head capsule - commonly associated very cold waters in arctic & alpine, or glacial meltwater (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jagged teeth insect chironomid chitin spikes
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: apotome (back of head) of chironomid (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: leg tube
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule fragment (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: 2 chironomid head capsules (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - subtribe Tanytarsina (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: brown amber shell carapace insect teeth spikes spines
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Diamesa - typical of very cold running water (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Limnophyes - usually associated with streams (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Limnophyes - usually associated with streams (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: 1/2 chironomid head capsule - Heterotrissocladius - usually associated with cool to cold water, and high oxygen (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth jaws
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: 1/2 chironomid head capsule - Heterotrissocladius - usually associated with cool to cold water, and high oxygen (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth jaws translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - subtribe Tanytarsina (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent mandibles jaws spines spikes teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid mandible (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent mandibles jaws spines spikes teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Hydrobaenus (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Stictochironomus (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: head spines spikes teeth jaws mandibles teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - subtribe Tanytarsina (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent mandibles jaws spines spikes teeth head
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - subfamily Tanypodinae (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Cricotopus? or Orthocladius? (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth mandibles translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsules - Procladius at top, Stictochironomus below (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: spines spikes teeth mandibles translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: representative chironomid head capsules - Procladius (subfamily Tanypodinae), subtribe Tanytarsina (subfamily Chironominae), tribe Chironomini (subfamily Chironominae), and Heteotrissocladius (subfamily Orthocladiinae) (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent head
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid mandible (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: various chironomid bits: two small Stictochironomus head capsules at top and left, 1 large mandible at right, 1 large head capsule apotome with labrum & assorted smaller parts (e.g., premandibles, & various setae) (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: detail of parts associated with chironomid apotome with labrum & assorted smaller parts (e.g., premandibles, & various setae) (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: head legs spines
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: small chironomid head capsule (subtribe Tanytarsina) with various mouthparts (e.g., mandibles) and antennae more or less intact
Image Tags: translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Procladius (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent spotted
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Procladius, with focus on dorsomental teeth (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Dicrotendipes mentum & ventromental plate (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Dicrotendipes mentum & ventromental plate (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Stictochironomus head capsule with mandibles (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Pseudodiamesa mentum and ventromentum (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spines spikes translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Parakiefferiella? (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: head hollow translucent
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: diverse chironomid head capsules & fragments (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 100x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Heterotrissocladius (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spikes spines teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Heterotrissocladius (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: jaws mandibles spikes spines teeth
Unique Identification: Chironomid
Taxon: Chironomidae
Site name: Berendon Pond
Light type: not specified
Magnification: 400x
Submitted by: Ian Walker
Notes: chironomid head capsule - Corynoneura or Thienemanniella (For identification below family level, consult www.paleolab.ca/wwwguide/ , and specialty literature (e.g., D.R. Oliver & M.E. Roussel, 1983. Insects and Arachnids of Canada, Part 11. The genera of larval midges of Canada: Diptera, Chironomidae. Agriculture Canada, Ottawa).
Image Tags: translucent teeth spikes