Contributions to the Faunistic Knowledge of Chironomidae (Diptera) of Turkey Based on the Adult Males Collected Around Hazar Lake (Elazığ)
In the present study, adult male specimens from the non-biting midge family (Chironomidae) collected around the Hazar Lake (Elazığ, Türkiye) in 2021 were evaluated taxonomically. We collected a total of 17 species in three subfamilies of Tanypodinae, Orthocladiinae, and Chironominae. Two species Cryptotendipes pseudotener (Goetghebuer, 1922), and Dicrotendipes pallidicornis (Goetghebuer, 1934) are new faunistic records for Türkiye. 11 species were observed for the first time in the Hazar Lake, although they have been reported previously in Türkiye. These include: Procladius (Holotanypus) choreus (Meigen, 1804), Cricotopus (Cricotopus) bicinctus (Meigen, 1818), Cricotopus (Cricotopus) festivellus (Kieffer, 1906), Cryptotendipes pseudotener (Goetghebuer, 1922), Cryptochironomus (Cryptochironomus) rostratus Kieffer, 1921, Dicrotendipes pallidicornis (Goetghebuer, 1934), Polypedilum sp., Polypedilum (Tripodura) bicrenatum Kieffer, 1921, Polypedilum (Pentapedilum) sordens (van der Wulp, 1875), Micropsectra radialis Goetghebuer, 1939, and Tanytarsus sp.