Please contact the webmaster on how YOU can contribute and make an impact on our research! Below are links to events and meetings, newsletters, important publications, research web sites and other recent items of interest to the Chironomid community over the last year. If you know of something that would interest the chironomid researcher, please let the webmaster know about it so that it can be included.

  • Your webmaster wishes all of you continued good health and spirits during this currrent crisis. Please feel free to let me know of any news that you'd like posted to these pages.
  • Martin Spies and Pete Cranston have communicated the sad news of the passing of two esteemed colleagues of ours, Clive Pinder and Len Ferrington. (added Sep 2021)
  • Mike Broomall at the Stroud Center has sent a link for FSB certified taxonomists, including for Chironomidae. (added Sep 2021)
  • Update on The 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae in Tsukuba, Japan: "Due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae has been postponed to summer 2022. Since several other international conferences are expected in a similar schedule, such as the International Congress of Entomology or the Congress of the International Society of Limnology, we fixed the dates of the symposium trying to avoid overlapping as much as possible. The 21st International Symposium on Chironomidae is now expected to be held in Tsukuba, Japan, between the 3rd and the 9th of July 2022. We hope that COVID-19 pandemic will be under control next year and we plan to organize a physical symposium here in Tsukuba. However, we are still open to a hybrid meeting with online presentations for those who would not be able to come to Japan." As soon as the new dates for the Symposium are fixed, we will make a new announcements in the Chironomus Journal, on the Chironomid Home Page and in the Chironomidae list server ( (edited June 2021)
  • Claus Orendt has announced the publication of a new work (preview) on larval Orthocladiinae senso lato: Claus Orendt, Thomas Bendt (2021): Orthocladiinae sensu lato. Orthocladiinae, Prodiamesinae, Diamesinae, Buchonomyiinae, Telmatogetoninae, Podonominae (Diptera: Chironomidae). Keys to Central European larvae with respect to macroscopic characters. - DGL Tools (DGL-Arbeitshilfen) No. 1/2021. - Edited by the German Limnological Society (DGL), Essen, 144 p. (added Dec 2020)
  • A new midge research project is beginning in Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA (added September 2020).
  • Masaru Yamamoto informs us that Dr. Tadashi Kobayashi passed away on 10 January 2020, aged 88. (added March 2020)
  • Pre-2019 announcements, broken links (mostly) removed.

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