Conchapelopia viator

Author: (Kieffer, 1911)

Exuviae 5.7-6.6mm long (m=6.2mm, n=5).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 342-420µm long (m=367µm, n=7); ThR 2.1-3.7 (m=2.5, n=7). Plastron plate with a broad rim (plastron plate maximum diameter about 0.6 the maximum diameter of the rim) (016d.jpg). Plastron plate 120x85-180x110µm. Rim 193x105-250x148µm. Plastron plate length 0.35-0.44 of horn length (m=0.39, n=6). Thorax extensively, but weakly granulate. Thorax comb of rounded larger granules.
Abdomen: Armament of simple and forked spinules only. Anterior lateral taenia of segment VII at 0.54-0.68 of length segment VII (m=0.60, n=5) (016e.jpg). Anterior lateral taenia of segment VIII at 0.48-0.53 of length segment VIII (m=0.51, n=9).
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 2.1-2.2 (n=5). Insertion of anterior anal taenia at 0.41-0.48 of lobe length (m=0.43, n=9).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 60: Tanypodinae 46 Conchapelopia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Rivers and northern lakes.