The midge adult above is Dicrotendipes
named by me in 1987 for the Grateful Dead!!!
Here you'll find current information on the
taxonomy and distribution of these wonderful groups of
insects in Florida and elsewhere.
Information includes (click on your choice):
NEW!! LARVAL MIDGE
IDENTIFICATION WORKSHOP INFO FOR 13-15 OCTOBER
WORKSHOP: Workshop is now "FULL" - BUT some may cancel, etc. Drop me an
email to be placed on the STANDBY list!!
Additions and Corrections to my 2014 "Identification Guide to the Larvae of the Tribe Tanytarsini (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Florida" (last update 5 December 2014)
Corrections and additions for the new "Holarctic Keys" (last update 4 August 2014)
CHIRONONEWS - latest developments in chironomid taxonomy! (last update 9 July 2013)
Additions and corrections to my 2010 "Water Beetles of Florida" (last update 9 March 2015)
Additions and corrections for my 2001 "Identification Manual for the Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of North and South Carolina" (last update 11 December 2012)
Additions and corrections for my 2006 aquatic Heteroptera manual (last update 27 November 2009)
Checklist of the Chironomidae of Florida (last update: 15 November 2014)
Checklist of the Chironomidae of North and South Carolina (last update: 7 July 2003) (PDF, about 800 Kb)
Checklist of the Chironomidae of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (last update 10 August 2004)
Checklist of the water beetles of Florida (last update: 9 March 2015)
Checklist of the aquatic/semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida (last update 10 June 2015)
Checklist of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Florida (last update 23 November 2007)
Additions and corrections to my 1995 "Identification Manual for the Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of Florida" (last update: 24 October 2001)
Additions and corrections to my 1996 "Identification Manual for the Water Beetles of Florida" (last update: 8 December 2007. - NOTE - no longer updated; see new Florida water beetle manual)
Instructions on how to obtain my larval Chironomidae, Florida water bug, Florida water beetle identification manuals and the NEW HOLARCTIC KEYS for chironomid larvae (last update: 9 July 2013)
A list of my scientific publications (last update: 19 September 2014)
A list of new taxa that I've described (last update: 26 December 2012)
My collection of "interesting" scientific names (last update: 16 February 2003)
My little buddy Gateway (last update: 13 November 2001)
Notes on insect identification, biomonitoring and my identification manuals (last update 16 December 2002)
Information on taxonomic workshops
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FLORIDA WATER BEETLES
Identification Manual for the Aquatic
and Semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida (Belostomatidae,
Corixidae, Gelastocoridae, Gerridae, Hebridae, Hydrometridae,
Mesoveliidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae, Notonectidae, Ochteridae,
Pleidae, Saldidae, Veliidae) (2006)
Sponsored by the Florida Department of Environmental
Protection, this manual covers the aquatic and semi-aquatic
true bugs (Heteroptera) of Florida. It includes the
families Belostomatidae, Corixidae, Gelastocoridae, Gerridae,
Hebridae, Hydrometridae, Mesoveliidae, Naucoridae, Nepidae,
Notonectidae, Ochteridae, Pleidae, Saldidae and
Veliidae. The manual features full color digital
pix of most of the bugs!
manual is available by clicking here.
Download "Heteroptera.pdf" (about 37 MB).
SOUTHEASTERN US LARVAL CHIRONOMIDAE
for the larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of North and South
Carolina. A guide to the taxonomy of the midges of the
southeastern United States, including Florida (2001)
was created in July/August 1997 and is maintained by J.H.
All data and figures on this web site © John H. Epler, Ph.D.
(last updated 8 July 2015)