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

Now what is the function of an educator? Is it merely to give you information, knowledge, or is it to bring about this intelligence in you? If I were a teacher here, do you know what I would do?

(Jiddu Krishnamurti: On Education,p. 30)