, Volume 10, Issue 2, pp 243–275 | Cite as

The Chironomidae (diptera) of bone pile pond, Delta Marsh, Manitoba, Canada

  • Dale A. Wrubleski
  • David M. Rosenberg


Adult midge flies, Chironomidae, were collected by emergence traps from a shallow, semi-isolated bay of the Delta Marsh, Manitoba, over a two-year period. Three habitats were sampled—sago pondweed (Potamogeton pectinatus), hybrid cattail (Typha ×glauca), and hardstem bulrush (Scirpus acutus). The pondweed habitat was the most productive of the three habitats sampled, both in terms of numbers and biomass of emerging chironomids. Eighty-four species were collected, the most abundant beingTanypus punctipennis, Psectrotanypus alaskensis, Cricotopus sylvestris, Corynoneuracf. scutellata, Limnophyes prolongatus, L. immucronatus, Glyptotendipes barbipes, G. lobiferus, Chironomus tentans. Dicrotendipes nervosus, Paratanytarsus sp. 1, andCladotanytarsus sp. Most of the dominant species were bi- or multivoltine, but considerable inter-annual variation was noted in emergence rates and patterns.

Key Words

Chironomidae emergence phenologies prairie marsh Delta Marsh 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dale A. Wrubleski
    • 1
  • David M. Rosenberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Delta Waterfowl and Wetlands Research StationManitoba
  2. 2.Freshwater Institute501 University CrescentWinnipeg

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