Definition of Chironomus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Chironomidae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Chironomidae, Family Chironomidae
Lexicographical Neighbors of Chironomus
Literary usage of Chironomus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Insect Book: A Popular Account of the Bees, Wasps, Ants, Grasshoppers by Leland Ossian Howard (1905)
"The eggs of Chironomus are laid in the late evening or early morning in a dark gelatinous mass which swells ... Life History of a Midge (Chironomus minutus. ..."
2. Transactions by Association for Studies in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (Great Britain) (1905)
"Our everyday, ordinary conception of a mosquito is sufficiently accurate to distinguish him from any other insect except the Chironomus, or "blind mosquito ..."
3. The Food of the Fishes of Winona Lake by Willis DeRyke, Will Scott (1922)
"8 Chironomus larvae; 4 ostracods; mass of plant tissue. 99 mm. ... Chironomus larvae; 5 tricoptera larvae; mass of partially- digested animal tissue; algae; ..."
4. Microscopy for Beginners: Or, Common Objects from the Ponds and Ditches by Alfred Cheatham Stokes (1887)
"The beginner will be quite sure to at first mistake Chironomus larva for a worm. ... Chironomus larva, I. 2. Body without leg-like appendages (a). a. ..."
5. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"The salivary glands of Chironomus are two flattened organs, formed of a small number of large clear cells, with large nuclei, transparent, like the cells ..."
6. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"A MONOGRAPH OF NORTH AMERICAN TACHINIDAE 369 372 372 372 373 377 ENTOMOLOGICAL NOTES (Development of the head of Chironomus; Edwards on ..."