chironomid (plural chironomids)
- (informal) Any of the non-biting midges or Chironomidae, a family of true flies within the order Diptera.
2012 January 1, Douglas Larson, “Runaway Devils Lake”, in American Scientist, volume 100, number 1, page 46:
- Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin is an endorheic, or closed, basin covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.
- Fossil chironomids have proven useful as indicators of climatic change.
- Walker, I. R., 1995. Chironomids as indicators of past environmental change. pp. 405-422, In P. D. Armitage, P. S. Cranston, and L. C. V. Pinder (eds). The Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges, Chapman and Hall, Inc., London.