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Chironomus (Meigen) (Diptera: Chironomidae): Key to the Larvae of Importance to Biological Water Analysis in Germany and Adjacent Areas / Bestimmungsschlüssel zu den für die Biologische Gewässeranalyse Bedeutenden Larven in Deutschland und Angrenzende

Identification KeyOut of Print

By: Claus Orendt (Author), Martin Spies (Author)

24 pages, 47 colour photos

Orendt Hydrobiologie

Spiralbound | Jan 2012 | #207057 | ISBN-13: 9783000387890
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Language: Bilingual in English and German

One of the aims of this work is to reduce existing uncertainties and misinterpretations, particularly in biological water analysis. The key is built largely from macroscopically visible features. It identifies 11 species and species groups of significance to water quality evaluation whose ecological requirements are known sufficiently and whose larvae are reasonably diagnosable in terms of taxonomy. Where the respective configuration of characters does not allow further taxon separation with reliable results, the identification sequence is ended (example result: Chironomus sp.). Collective key terminals are used also, where the ecological valences of the corresponding taxa have not been sorted out. The ecological requirements and indicator properties of the identifiable taxa are summarised in a table.

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