Dairova D.S.1,2, Tokinova R.P.1 2019. [Retrospective review of the Middle Volga chironomid fauna (Diptera, Chironomidae) within the Republic of Tatarstan] // Euroasian Entomological Journal. Vol.18. No.4: 265–273 [in Russian, with English summary].
1 Research Institute for Problems of Ecology and Mineral Wealth Use of TAS, Daurskaya Str. 28, Kazan 420087 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
2 Caspian Marine Scientific Research Center, Shiryaeva Str. 14, Astrakhan 414045 Russia.
ABSTRACT. Data on taxonomic composition and occurrence of the family Chironomidae (Insecta, Diptera) in water bodies of the Middle Volga region within the Republic of Tatarstan is summarized on the basis of literature sources of the 1889–2016. A list of 149 chironomid species of 75 genera and 5 subfamilies registered in the region are given with a reference to geographic distribution. Specifics of taxonomic composition of chironomid complexes in different type water reservoirs are analyzed, and zoogeographic structure and level of regional chironomid fauna survey are discussed.
KEY WORDS: Chironomidae, chironomid fauna, retrospective review, Middle Volga.