Monodiamesa alpicola

Author: (Brundin, 1952)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn about 1.4mm long. Thoracic horn very large, unbranched, swollen strongly near base and tapered to the blunt tip (but easily broken off) (034b.jpg).
Abdomen: Segment II with well-developed pedes spurii B covered with spines (034c.jpg). At least segment VIII without a lateral hair fringe.
Anal segment: Anal lobes densely fringed, without macrosetae, but with two dorsal setae, the anterior seta in the anterior quarter of the lobe well-removed from the base of the fringe, the posterior one close to the fringe near the apex of the lobe (034d.jpg).
See Brundin, 1952a: p. 47, 48.

Species keys out at Page 588: Prodiamesinae 6 Monodiamesa of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Larvae mainly found in oligitrophic lakes or sandy sediments of slowflowing streams and weirs (Janecek, 1999a).