Species-level identifications and ecological aspects of the Chironomidae in the Fountain Creek Watershed (Colorado) USA, 2007-2008
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Adult male chironomids were collected from 14 sites in the Fountain Creek Watershed using ultraviolet night lighting and sweep net techniques. Species level identification resulted in 155 species being identified including 24 undescribed species from 65 genera and 7 subfamilies/tribes. The Jaccard Coefficient of Community and Sørensen Similarity Coefficient indicated that the sites in closest proximity shared the most common species, yet a healthy variation of species existed throughout the watershed. Differences in species distributions due to elevation were evident as expected. Substrate ...