Anatopynia plumipes

Author: (Fries, 1823)

Diagnosis (n=3)
Exuviae 11.6-12.7mm long (010-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 1100-1210µm long, flattish, with the transversely oval plastron plate occupying the whole width of the apex, 1.76-2.0x as wide as plastron plate long; atrium with a straight and narrow median tube surrounded by dense irregular vesicles; neck broad, funnel-shaped (010b.jpg). ThR 2.2-2.6. Thorax comb absent.
Abdomen: Mark on segment I brown, nearly circular. Lateral setae of segments VII and VIII: 6, 5.
Anal segment: Anal lobes somewhat Procladius-like, saw-toothed externally, but with teeth present on inner margin as well (010c.jpg) (anal lobe setae also not taeniate).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 28: Tanypodinae 14 Anatopynia of the Text Key.

Palaearctic species: widespread in Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Other subfamilies).

Ecological notes
Large ponds and shallow lakes.