Conchapelopia intermedia

Author: Fittkau, 1962

Diagnosis (n=1, material in coll. ZSM; in part after Fittkau, 1962a - in italics)
Exuviae 4.5mm long, light brown; thoracic horn light with slightly darker atrium.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 270µm long; ThR 2.7. Horn not scaly, spines long and thin; proximal part of atrium tube-like, more or less expanded. Plastron plate 88x40µm, oval, length 0.34 of horn length. Rim 115x50µm. Thorax tuberculate to the anterior margin. Thoracic granulation minute, not extending as far back as the thorax comb. Thorax comb reduced to large rounded or pointed tubercles. (015f.jpg)
Abdomen: Armament of simple and forked spinules only. Armament of tergite VIII continuous across mid-line. Segment VII with 4 lateral taeniae, almost evenly spaced, anterior taenia at 0.53 of length segment VII. Segment VIII with 5 lateral taeniae, anterior taenia at 0.42 of length segment VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 2.0. Each lobe with 2 anal taeniae, insertion of anterior taenia at 0.48 of lobe length. Inner margin of anal lobe convex; male genital sheaths slightly more than 2/3 the length of the anal lobes.

Species keys out at Page 62: Tanypodinae 48 Conchapelopia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Moss in springs and pools.