chironomid

noun
chi·ron·o·mid | \ kī-ˈrä-nə-məd \

Definition of chironomid 

: any of a family (Chironomidae) of midges that lack piercing mouthparts

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Blood midges, leeches, chironomids are the most common offerings. sacbee, "Fishing line: Salmon still steady on Sacramento-Delta | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Oct. 2017 Anglers have had success from the North and South boat ramps using channel scuds, chironomids, and egg patterns. Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Denver Post, "Colorado fishing report for week of May 21, 2017," 21 May 2017 Spinney Reservoir There have been rainbow trout in the 20- to 24-inch range being caught at both ramps on scud, chironomid, and egg patterns. Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Denver Post, "Colorado fishing report for week of May 7, 2017," 7 May 2017 Try these fly-fishing tips from a pro: East and Paulina lakes: Beetles, black ants, chironomids (into July) and callibaetis mayflies on floating lines near shorelines; leech and streamers in deeper water on sink-tip lines. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Central Oregon, a diverse fly-fishing paradise for anglers," 9 June 2017 There have been rainbow trout in the 20 to 24 inch range being caught at both ramps on scud, chironomid, and egg patterns. Colorado Parks & Wildlife, The Denver Post, "Fishing report for the week of April 30, 2017," 2 May 2017

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First Known Use of chironomid

1915, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chironomid

ultimately from Greek cheironomos one who gestures with his hands

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The first known use of chironomid was in 1915

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