Paraboreochlus minutissimus

Author: (Strobl, 1894)

Diagnosis (n=7)
Exuviae 2.4-2.7mm long (002-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 200-225µm long; ThR 2.1-3.0. Plastron plate length 0.26-0.39 of horn length (002b.jpg).
Abdomen: Segment VIII with three or four short, sturdy, spinous setae inserted on the postero-lateral corner (002c.jpg). Posterior margins of abdominal segments armed with small points.
Anal segment: Segment IX drawn out posteriorly into a toothed spur on each side with 2 widely separated, small spine-like setae on each side and a fine hair-like seta on each apical spur internally (002c.jpg)
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 8: Podonominae 2 of the Text Key.

Widespread (W) Europe (not Scandinavia) and NW Africa.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Other subfamilies).

Ecological notes
Montane and northern trickles and streams.