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Entomological Review

, Volume 87, Issue 1, pp 73–81 | Cite as

The fauna of chironomids and blackflies (Diptera: Chironomidae, Simuliidae) and hydrochemical characteristics of the Hrazdan River (Armenia)

  • E. A. Kachvoryan
  • V. S. Oganesyan
  • N. A. Petrova
  • N. I. Zelentsov
Article

Abstract

An annotated list of chironomids (33 species) and blackflies (23 species), identified mainly by their preimaginal phases, is given for the Hrazdan River, Armenia. The list of chironomids comprises five subfamilies: Tanypodinae (1 genus), Diamesinae (1), Prodiamesinae (1), Orthocladiinae (14), and Chironominae (4). The hydrochemical investigation of the Hrazdan River performed in 2002–2004 showed the water quality to vary between years, seasons, and places.

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Water Quality Suspended Solid River Mouth Tert Entomological Review 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. A. Kachvoryan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • V. S. Oganesyan
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • N. A. Petrova
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • N. I. Zelentsov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Molecular BiologyNational Academy of SciencesYerevanArmenia
  2. 2.Zoological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.Institute for Biology of Inland WatersRussian Academy of SciencesBorok, Yaroslavl Prov.Russia

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