Ablabesmyia dusoleili

Author: Goetghebuer, 1935

Diagnosis (n=4, unless stated otherwise)
Exuviae 4.8-6.3mm long.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 560µm long (n=1), swollen, rounded apically, with a small offset apical plastron plate; Thr 1.9 (n=1). Thorax comb with 12-17 teeth. Thorax finely transversely wrinkled from suture.
Abdomen: Abdominal tergites with an anterior semicircular dark mark and a paler brown stripe along the lateral adhesion marks. Armament of tergites extensively of group or scale shagreen. Lateral taeniae of segment VII 4, VIII 5(4,6). Anterior lateral seta at 0.48-0.54 of length segment VII.
Anal segment: Anal lobes more or less parallel-sided to the anterior lateral taenia, thereafter narrowed to apex; Anal lobe ratio 2.2-2.4.
(Linked adult male: Freeman, 1955a)

Species keys out at Page 68: Tanypodinae 54 Ablabesmyia of the Text Key.

Afrotropical region and circum-Mediterranean.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Other subfamilies).

Ecological notes
Circum-mediterranean streams.
Running water (Harrison, 2000a).