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

How can there be a complete development of the body, of the emotions, of the capacity to think deeply and widely, so that the whole being becomes astonishingly alive to everything about it, to every challenge, to every influence? And is that possible, in a world like this, a world where technological knowledge is all important, where making money, being an engineer or an electronic expert is assuming such importance? Is it possible to be sensitive?

(Jiddu Krishnamurti: On Education,p. 44)