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About the possible repercussions of the presence of deformities on the life cycle of Chironomus riparius Meigen, 1804 (Diptera, Chironomidae)



About the possible repercussions of the presence of deformities on the life cycle of Chironomus riparius Meigen, 1804 (Diptera, Chironomidae)



Boletin de la Asociacion Espanola de Entomologia 23(1-2): 105-113



From 1993 to 1995 Chironomus riparius Meigen, 1804 larvae and pupae with their associated larval exuviae were collected in the river Sar (A Coruna, NW Spain). No signs of abnormalities were observed in the pharate individuals that came from deformed larvae. This indicates that many of the teratologic larval individuals seem to be totally viable, even those with severe aberrations.

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