The peculiar winter-active midge Diamesa starmachi (Diptera: Chironomidae)

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Morphological variations in brachypterous and fully-winged forms of Diamesa starmachi KOWNACKI et KOWNACKA, 1970, including the first description of the female, are presented. Notes on the biology of this winter-active chironomid, based on new data from Poland, are also provided.

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