Non-biting midges (Diptera: Chironomidae) research in South America: subsidizing biogeographic hypotheses
Here it is presented a contribution to data on Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) collected in South America. In total, 3196 representatives of six subfamilies were collected. Sixty-one genera have been identified, containing at least 211 species. The present study provides unprecedented information for some of the most neglected areas in terms of chironomid studies in South America.