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Chironomidae of Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island: first female description of Chaetocladius (Chaetocladius) glacialis (Lundström, 1915) (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) and new faunistic records from the Nunavut (Canada) and the Nearctic Region
- Namayandeh, Armin, Beresford, David V.
- Aquatic insects 2019 v.40 no.1 pp. 1-18
- Chironomidae, fauna, females, streams, surveys, weather, Arctic region, Nunavut
- The 1990–1991 Geological Survey of Canada from the Hot Weather Creek in Fosheim Peninsula, Ellesmere Island produced a large and comprehensive collection of Chironomidae. In this first attempt of description of the Chironomidae fauna of this region based on this collection, we describe the female of Chaetocladius (Chaetocladius) glacialis (Lundström, 1915) and report the species for the first time from the Nearctic. Additionally, Orthocladius (Pogonocladius) consobrinus (Holmgren, 1869), Rheosmittia spinicornis (Brundin, 1956) and Vivacricotopus piloculus (Cranston and Oliver, 1988) are reported for the first time from the territory of Nunavut.