Procladius lugens

Author: Kieffer, 1915

Diagnosis (n=1)
Exuviae 7.7mm long (008-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 565, 580µm long, cylindrical, with a transversely oval to circular plastron plate filling the horn apex, which is joined to the broad brown respiratory atrium by a broad but short neck; ThR 2.96. Breadth respiratory atrium : breadth horn = 0.68:1. Plastron plate B : Th B 1.06:1. (008b.jpg)
Abdomen: Armament of tergite IV relatively strong (008e.jpg), points of much the same size as on VIII and irregularly arranged. Anterior lateral taenia of segment VII at about quarter segment length. Segment VIII extended posteriorly on each side for over one fifth its median length.
Anal segment: Anal lobes Psilotanypus-type (008c.jpg , 008d.jpg). Anal lobe ratio 2.08.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 27: Tanypodinae 13 Procladius of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Chew Lake, Avon, England.