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):
manual from my 2017 FAB Chironomidae workshop. Basically
updates everything since 2001 manual; includes new figures and
info. Click here.
Additions and Corrections to my 2014 "Identification Guide to the Larvae of the Tribe Tanytarsini (Diptera: Chironomidae) in Florida" (last update 1 February 2019)
Corrections and additions for the new "Holarctic Keys" (last update 4 August 2014)
Additions and corrections to my 2010 "Water Beetles of Florida" (last update 28 December 2020)
Additions and corrections for my 2001 "Identification Manual for the Larval Chironomidae (Diptera) of North and South Carolina" (last update 21 September 2015)
Additions and corrections for my 2006 aquatic Heteroptera manual (last update 8 December 2020)
Checklist of the Chironomidae of Florida (last update: 26 March 2019)
Checklist of the water beetles of Florida (last update: 2 March 2021)
Checklist of the aquatic/semi-aquatic Heteroptera of Florida (last update 8 December 2020)
Checklist of the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Florida (last update 25 March 2021)
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 - NOTE - no longer updated; see new 2010 Florida water beetle manual)
Instructions on how to obtain the NEW HOLARCTIC KEYS for chironomid larvae and other oddball papers (last update: 9 November 2016)
A list of my scientific publications Many available for download! (last update: 23 February 2021)
A list of new taxa that I've described (last update: 28 February 2020)
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! To download click here.
SOUTHEASTERN U.S. 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 December 2020)