Rheopelopia maculipennis

Author: (Zetterstedt, 1838)

Exuviae 5.4-6.2mm long (m=5.7mm, n=6) (014-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 225-255µm long (m=245µm, n=4) (014b.jpg); ThR 9.8-11.1 (m=10.5, n=4); atrium ?absent.
Abdomen: Armament of tergites with spinules restricted to a more or less circular band on each side, broken mid-laterally; otherwise of dense short points. No lateral taeniae on segment VII. One or no lateral taeniae on segment VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.6-1.9 (m=1.8, n=6) (014c.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 57: Tanypodinae 43 Rheopelopia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Rivers; also lakes in the north.