The Chironomidae comprise a family of nematoceran flies with a global distribution. They are closely related to the Ceratopogonidae, Simuliidae, and . Mosquitoes and Midges (Culicomorpha)BufretLignendeOversett denne siden6.

Small, delicate flies, resemble mosquitoes but do not bite. Often dance in the air in large swarms over water or lawns. The Chironomidae, commonly known as non-biting midges, is a large, cosmopolitan family of nematocerans whose adults are small and . Life cycle behavior of the true fly family Chironomidae (Midges), with close-up macro pictures hatch matching tips for fly fishing.

The bibliography of Chironomidae literature was initiated by Ernst J. Fittkau, Friedrich Reiss and Odwin Hoffrichter almost forty years ago. The more common subfamily Chironominae has a SIGNAL grade of which is sometimes used for Chironomidae when subfamilies have not been discriminated .

Eretmoptera murphyi (Diptera: Chironomidae) an apparently parthenogenetic Antarctic midge. British Antarctic Survey Bulletin, 6 35–46. Buchonomyiinae, a New Subfamily among the Chironomidae (Diptera). Chironomus cingulatus, Chironomus dorsalis. Chironomus longistylus, Chironomus tentans.

Cryptochironomus obreptans, Micropsectra fusca. Fjærmygg (Familie Chironomidae) hører til i insektordenen Tovinger (Diptera).

Selv om mange ikke engang har hørt navnet, er fjærmygg en av de mest artrike . Insects of the family Chironomidae are distributed. Ywide and use a variety of habitats for larval develY opment, which in aquatic environments range from . As larvas de Chironomidae são freqüentemente o grupo de insetos mais abundante e diversificado em vários tipos de ambientes aquáticos, apresentando . Chironomidae are common inhabitants of most aquatic habitats, and often dominate aquatic insect communities in both abundance and species richness.