Krenopelopia nigropunctata

Author: (Staeger, 1839)

Exuviae 3.6-4.7mm long (n=5) (018-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 320-440µm long (n=5) (018b.jpg); ThR 3.0-3.2 (n=4). Thoracic horn with plastron plate occupying the whole of its apex, without rim; plate 130x120-163x137µm (n=4).
Abdomen: Abdomen dorsally nearly completely covered with small points except for the adhesion marks, the paratergites as strongly and as densely armed as the parasternites. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII 0,0,3,5 (018c.jpg).
Anal segment: Each anal lobe about 1.7x as long as broad, its apex smooth, bluntly pointed and curved outwards, with a conspicuous tubercle on its inner edge.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 74: Tanypodinae 60 Krenopelopia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Bogs and marshes, whence flushed into burns and tarns; larvae amongst Sphagnum and grasses.