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Spatial distribution and diversity of chironomid assemblages in a small hilly stream Diptera Chironomidae

Spatial distribution and diversity of chironomid assemblages in a small hilly stream Diptera Chironomidae

Aquatic Insects 34(sup1): 127-138

In 26 27, spatial variations of chironomid assemblages of a small chalky watercourse were investigated in the hilly region of Balaton Upland, Hungary. Samplings were carried out every three weeks at seven characteristically different sites along the whole length of the watercourse. Altogether 2966 specimens were collected and identified. The chironomid fauna of the stream was relatively rich with 4 taxa belonging to four subfamilies (eight Tanypodinae, one Prodiamesinae, 17 Orthocladiinae, 14 Chironominae). The lowest number of species and number of individuals was found at the spring, and the highest at the middle reach. Based on multivariate analysis the different sections of the creek were characterised by distinctive chironomid communities. Although longitudinal changes in the chironomid community of the rv nyesi creek were detectable due to changes in natural environmental factors, land-use changes also significantly influenced the chironomid community composition and diversity. The natural and.

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DOI: 10.1080/01650424.2012.643042

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