Yavorskaya N.M., Makarchenko M.A., Orel O.V., Makarchenko E.A. 2017. [The chironomid fauna (Diptera, Chironomidae) of the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve (Khabarovskii Krai, Russia)] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.16. No.2: 180–191 [in Russian, with English summary].
Institute of Water and Ecological Problems, FEB RAS, Dikopoltsev Str. 56, Khabarovsk 680000 Russia.
Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, FEB RAS, Prosp. 100-letiya Vladivostoka 159, Vladivostok, 690022, Russia.
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ABSTRACT. Based on a study of original material collected over the last seven years, as well as previously published data, the chironomid fauna of the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve is represented by 182 species from 70 genera belonging to 5 subfamilies: Podonominae (1 genus, 1 species), Tanypodinae (1 genus, 1 species), Diamesinae (3 genera, 3 species), Orthocladiinae (34 genera, 94 species) and Chironominae (31 genera, 83 species). The territory of the Nature Reserve is a typical habitat for 5 species of the subfamily Orthocladiinae, described from here. During this study 9 species new to science were discovered in the genera Eukiefferiella, Hydrobaenus, Limnophyes, Tokunagaia, Paratendipes, Polypedilum, Neozavrelia, Stempellinella and Tanytarsus. Four species, Aagaardia severtseni (Aagaard), Parasmittia kamiacuata (Sasa et Hir.), Stempellinella coronata Inoue et al. and Tanytarsus yunosecundus Sasa, were found for the first time for Russia, one species Smittia pratorum (Goetgh.) is new for the Russian Far East, and 82 species were reported for Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve for the first time. Of the 145 determined species, 82 (57 %) have a Palaearctic distribution, and 63 (43 %) are Holarctic areal. A high diversity of chironomids is recorded in the Odyr River (67 species), Sosninsky Stream (55 species) and Golovin Stream (47 species).
KEY WORDS: Diptera, Chironomidae, fauna, Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve, Khabarovskii Krai.