Telmatopelopia nemorum

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1921)

Diagnosis (n=1, reared)
Exuviae 4.6mm long (021-2.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 430µm long, with rounded basal tubercle; ThR 5.7. Thoracic horn similar to that of Monopelopia but plastron plate occupies only 0.16x horn length, the atrium with a narrow neck, its wall thin and nearly as wide as the horn lumen. Thorax comb poorly developed, composed of a narrow band of 10-15 small granules on the otherwise smooth thorax (021e.jpg).
Abdomen: Tergite I with a median mark. Tergite armament nearly absent. Segment VII transversely rectangular.
Anal segment: Anal lobes without a thickened lateral edge. Anal lobes widest near base, evenly narrowed to apex, toothed externally beyond the lateral taeniae. Anal lobe ratio 2.3. Insertion of anterior anal taenia not beyond 0.45 lobe length. (021f.jpg)
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 83: Tanypodinae 69 Telmatopelopia of the Text Key.

N+W Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Other subfamilies).

Ecological notes
Small pools, especially those which occasionally dry out.