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Massive flights of chironomid midge nuisance insects around a hypereutrophic lake in Japan: A questionnaire survey of tourists



Massive flights of chironomid midge nuisance insects around a hypereutrophic lake in Japan: A questionnaire survey of tourists



Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 71(4): 439-446



A questionnaire survey of 159 tourists in Suwa City near Lake Suwa was conducted to clarify the "nuisance" for tourists caused by the chironomid midge, Propsilocerus akamusi (Tokunaga), around a hyper-eutrophic lake. More than 30% of respondents answered that they "can not stand any more" massive flights of chironomids. We found that more than 10% of respondents answered that it was these massive flights that they "can not stand any more," when more than 10,000 individual adult midges per night were collected by a light trap. The redirection of the insect flights away from the lake, and decreasing the number of adult midges coming from the lake, are thought to be the most important measures for the solution of this problem.

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