Lasiodiamesa gracilis

Author: (Kieffer, 1924)

Diagnosis (n=1, material in coll. ZSM; The specimen seen is the pupal exuviae of the holotype of L. serpentina Edwards, synonym of gracilis according to Brundin 1966.)
Exuviae 4.5mm long.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 250µm long, two or more times as wide near apex as at base; ThR 3.2. Plastron plate length 0.21 of horn length. (003j.jpg)
Abdomen: Segments III and IV with tergites laterally beyond seta D1 and paratergites bare or nearly so. Tergites VII and VIII with long very thin flexible spinules which continue into the apico-lateral corners.
Anal segment: Length anal processes 0.68 of length anal segment; anterior seta of processes at 0.12 of length process. (003k.jpg)

Species keys out at Page 12: Podonominae 6 Lasiodiamesa of the Text Key.

Northern Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Other subfamilies).

Ecological notes
Sphagnum bogs and tarns.