For information on Chironomidae please visit the community web page on

This web site originated as a private project for my PhD in 2010 to publicly

  • share my microscopic images
  • share my developed image management tool Chironomidae Identification Program CHIP

I do not work any more with Chironomidae but this web site is intended to stay and contribute my work. May be it is of some help ;-)

Andreas Plank


“The important thing is not to stop questioning.” Albert Einstein

[..] Don't accept what we are talking about. Find out, test it! That means you have to be free to observe: to observe without any wish, any longing, any pressure—you know?—to observe as you observe a lovely flower. Then you will find that time psychologically has ended. There is no becoming, or "I am"—which is the same.

(Jiddu Krishnamurti: Saanen 7th public talk 23rd July 1978)