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1 April 2012 First Record of Phoresy Between Chironomid Larvae and Crayfish
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Multiple specimens of the rusty crayfish (Orconectes rusticus) collected from the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania exhibited Rheotanytarsus sp. (Diptera: Chironomidae) living on their carapaces and chelipeds. Although chironomid larvae have been reported as living on many aquatic organisms, this is the first record of chironomids living phoretically on crayfish.

Brian P. Mangan and Michael D. Bilger "First Record of Phoresy Between Chironomid Larvae and Crayfish," The American Midland Naturalist 167(2), (1 April 2012). https://doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-167.2.410
Received: 11 March 2010; Accepted: 1 October 2011; Published: 1 April 2012
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