Arctopelopia barbitarsis

Author: (Zetterstedt, 1850)

Diagnosis (n=1)
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 325µm long, without plastron plate, toothed, more or less parallel-sided, rounded at apex and usually with a conspicuous lateral swelling near base; ThR 7.0. Thorax moderately and extensively granulate. Thorax comb composed of granules larger than the surrounding granulation (014i.jpg).
Abdomen: Tergite IV with branched spinules restricted to a narrow posterior transverse band.
Anal segment: Tergite IX without (?) branched spinules. Anal lobes internally with a notch near apex bounded by a sharp tooth. Insertion of anterior anal taenia at 0.47 of lobe length. Anal lobe ratio 2.1.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 52: Tanypodinae 38 Arctopelopia of the Text Key.

Widespread in Europe (not Mediterranean).
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Other subfamilies).

Ecological notes
Ponds and lakes.