On Virginia Water Radio for 6-1-15: Visiting with the Chironomids, North America’s Most Diverse Aquatic Insect Family

Virginia Water Radio’s latest episode, Episode 268, 6-1-15, is “On the Bottom Underwater, It’s Chironomid Territory.”  The 3 min./42 sec. episode looks at the highly diverse, widespread, and  numerous aquatic insect family known as chironomids, or non-biting midges.

Chironomid adult from SLV not-so-green May 13 2015 photo by Eric Day at 20x

Adult of a chironomid species captured over a residential lawn in Blacksburg, Va., on May 13, 2015.  Photo by Eric Day, Virginia Tech Department of Entomology; magnification 20x.

Virginia Water Radio’s is a weekly broadcast/podcast produced by the Virginia Water Resources Research Center.  The home page is http://www.virginiawaterradio.org.  Have a listen!

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