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Conference Abstract
Species composition of Chironomidae (Insecta: Diptera) in Vaya Lake, Bulgaria
expand article infoElena Petrova Nenova, Stefan Atanasov Stoichev§, Ganina Valentinova Lavchieva-Nacheva, Maria Delova Shishiniova
‡ Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski", Department of Zoology and Anthropology, Sofia, Bulgaria
§ Institute of Biodiversity & Ecosystem Research at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (IBER-BAS), Sofia, Bulgaria
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During a long-term study (2003-2007) of the chironomids in Vaya Lake 27 taxons were established. There were determined 18 species belonged to 11 genera. These results were compared to the only ones so far provided by Zashev and Angelov 1958. There is a complete change in the species composition of the Chironomidae compared with the results obtained in the period 1953-1957, which is mainly related to the increased anthropogenic impact on the lake and the changed connection with the Black Sea.


zoobenthos, anthropogenic impact

Presenting author

Elena Nenova

Presented at

Vth International Congress on Biodiversity: „Taxonomy, Speciation and Euro-Mediterranean Biodiversity"