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      Chironomids (Insecta, Diptera, Chironomidae) from alpine lakes in the Eastern Carpathians with comments on newly-recorded species from Ukraine

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          Abstract

          Background

          The first summarising checklist of Ukrainian Chironomidae ( Insecta , Diptera ) consisted of 302 species. Compared to other European countries, it is obvious that the real chironomid diversity of Ukraine has not been fully documented and greater effort is needed to discover the actual richness of this family. Thus, our survey focused on the chironomid fauna of some alpine lakes situated above the treeline in the Ukrainian Carpathians (a part of the Eastern Carpathians) aiming to contribute to the knowledge of the Ukrainian chironomid fauna and create the basis for more comprehensive neo- and palaeolimnological studies of these, regionally, little-known ecosystems.

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          In total, 34 species/taxa, belonging to 22 genera and 4 subfamilies were collected in June 2019. Ten species were recorded for the first time in Ukraine: Zavrelimyia melanura , Acamptocladius reissi , Cricotopus speciosus , Cricotopus curtus , Heterotrissocladius marcidus , Orthocladius dentifer , Psectrocladius oligosetus , Polypedilum uncinatum , Paratanytarsus laccophilus and Tanytarsus bathophilus . The occurrence of six species previously considered as “doubtfully present” in Ukraine was finally confirmed. Generally, the surveyed lakes have a unique composition of chironomids consisting of a mixture of species typical for cold alpine lakes and acidic ponds situated at lower altitudes.

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                Journal
                Biodivers Data J
                Biodivers Data J
                1
                urn:lsid:arphahub.com:pub:F9B2E808-C883-5F47-B276-6D62129E4FF4
                urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:245B00E9-BFE5-4B4F-B76E-15C30BA74C02
                Biodiversity Data Journal
                Pensoft Publishers
                1314-2836
                1314-2828
                2020
                19 May 2020
                : 8
                Affiliations
                [1 ] Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia Faculty of Natural Sciences, Matej Bel University Banská Bystrica Slovakia
                [2 ] Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen, Zvolen, Slovakia Faculty of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen Zvolen Slovakia
                Author notes
                Corresponding author: Ladislav Hamerlik ( ladislav.hamerlik@ 123456gmail.com ).

                Academic editor: Gunnar Kvifte

                Article
                49378 13073
                10.3897/BDJ.8.e49378
                7250939
                Peter Bitušík, Milan Novikmec, Ladislav Hamerlik

                This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

                Page count
                Figures: 2, Tables: 2, References: 49
                Funding
                Slovak Scientific Grant Agency (VEGA), project No. 1/0341/18Slovak Research and Development Agency, project number APVV-16-0236
                Categories
                Taxonomic Paper
                Insecta
                Diptera
                Nematocera
                Culicomorpha
                Chironomidae
                Arthropoda
                Hexapoda
                Invertebrata
                Animalia
                Biodiversity & Conservation
                Europe

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