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- A taxonomic family within the order Diptera—the chironomids or non-biting midges, a family of true flies widely distributed in aquatic and semi-aquatic habitats.
1995, Armitage, P. D., P. S. Cranston, and L. C. V. Pinder, editors, The Chironomidae: Biology and Ecology of Non-biting Midges, London: Chapman and Hall, Inc.:
- Fossil head capsules of the Chironomidae have proven useful as indicators of past climatic change.