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Abstract

The diversity of chironomidae associated with hydrilla in Florida, with special reference to Cricotopus lebetis (Diptera: Chironomidae).

Abstract

The chironomid community associated with hydrilla tips in Florida was diverse, including 16 species of herbivores, detritivores and predators. Cricotopus lebetis, an herbivore of hydrilla, was found in 3 of 6 sampled water bodies, but its abundance, and that of the other midge species, was low.