First Record of the Genus Conochironomus Freeman (Diptera: Chironomidae) with Integrative Taxonomy of C. tobaterdecimus (Kikuchi & Sasa) from India


  • Bindarika Mukherjee Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 713104, West Bengal
  • Poulami Hui Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 713104, West Bengal
  • Niladri Hazra Entomology Research Unit, Department of Zoology, The University of Burdwan, Burdwan, Purba Bardhaman, 713104, West Bengal



Conochironomus, key, cytochrome oxidase I, genetic distance, molecular barcoding, new record, Oriental region, phylogeny, consensus tree, consistency index, retention index, synonymy


The genus Conochironomus Freeman is recorded for the first time from India. The known species C. tobaterdecimus (Kikuchi and Sasa, 1990) is redescribed and illustrated. DNA barcoding of C. tobaterdecimus is also done. The molecular barcoding infers us that species have a wide range of distribution. Endochironomus effusus Dutta, Majumdar and Chaudhuri, 1994 is proposed here as junior synonym of C. tobaterdecimus. A pictorial key and a tentative phylogenetic relationship of the described species are also given based on known males.


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Mukherjee, B., Hui, P., & Hazra, N. (2024). First Record of the Genus <i>Conochironomus</i> Freeman (Diptera: Chironomidae) with Integrative Taxonomy of <i>C. tobaterdecimus</i> (Kikuchi & Sasa) from India. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 424–429.



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