Zelentsov N.I.1, Baranov V.A.2, Perkovsky E.E.3, Shobanov N.A.1 2012. First records on non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) from the Rovno amber // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.21. No.1: 79–87 [in English].
1 Institute for Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Science, Borok, Yaroslavl oblast, 152742, Russia.
2 V.N. Karazin Kharkov National University, Department of zoology and animal ecology, 4 Svoboda Sq., 61077 Kharkiv, Ukraine.
3 Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Bogdana Khmel’nitskogo st. 15, Kiev 01601, Ukraine.
Key words: Chironomidae, terrestrial larvae, Rovno amber, Ukraine, Smittia, Orthocladiinae, subfamilies composition.
Abstract: First records of non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) in the Rovno amber are provided. 12 extant genera, three of which are known from the Baltic amber, are recorded. Representatives of the five genera were recorded in the fossil state for the first time: Macropelopia, Brillia, Limnophyes, Hydrosmittia and Cladopelma; Orthocladius recorded in the first time for the fossil resins.
Rovno amber fauna of chironomids differs from the Baltic one by extremely high percent of the midges with terrestrial larva. Smittia, Hydrosmittia, Metriocnemus constitute about 40% of all chironomids, determined to the generic level.