Arctopelopia griseipennis

Author: (van der Wulp, 1858)

Exuviae 6.6-8.0mm long (m=7.5mm, n=12).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 345-405µm long (m=378µm, n=13), without plastron plate, toothed, more or less parallel-sided, rounded at apex and usually with a conspicuous lateral swelling near base; ThR 5.4-7.7 (m=6.6, n=12). Thorax strongly tuberculate (014j.jpg).
Anal segment: Anal lobes internally with a notch near apex bounded by a sharp tooth. Insertion of anterior anal taenia at 0.37-0.4 of lobe length (m=0.38, n=12). Anal lobe ratio 2.0-2.3 (m=2.1, n=13).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 51: Tanypodinae 37 Arctopelopia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Common in lakes in the north; sporadic in pools in southern areas.