Genus Synendotendipes

Author: Grodhaus, 1987

Cephalothorax: The cephalic tubercles are broad shallow humps with a small conical apex beset with spinules and the subapical seta. Thoracic horn much branched. Thorax with conspicuously large granules near suture (112b.jpg).
Abdomen: Tergite II with median and/or anterior transverse point patches well-developed. Conjunctives III/IV and IV/V with a medially interrupted band of points (114e.jpg). Sternite II without transverse spine bands. Vortex present. Comb of segment VIII with 5-8 marginal teeth, one stronger than the rest, and 3-14 small dorsal teeth inserted close to the marginals. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 3,3,4,4/5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobes normal, of over 80 taeniae, without a terminal bunch of conspicuously different taeniae (114f.jpg).

See also: Generic diagnosis (as Endochironomus species group B), ecology and distribution: Pinder and Reiss, 1986a (p. 321-322, Fig. 10.22).

For a link to the Key and diagnostic characters: Page 260: Chironomini 157 Synendotendipes