Bryophaenocladius furcatus

Author: (Kieffer, 1916)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 3.0-3.7mm long (n=8). Parthenogenetic.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn usually absent. Antepronotals and precorneals relatively short and sturdy: thorn-like or spine-like. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 35-63; 27-50µm long; precorneal setae 1-3: 23-45; 25-40; 18-25µm long (070l.jpg); dorsocentral setae 1-3: 13-23; 20-25; 20-33µm long (n=8).
Abdomen: Tergite I generally incompletely covered with points; when completely covered, most of the points are minute, smaller than those on tergites VIII and IX. Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points; posterior points on VI-VIII not larger than the preceding points on those segments. Conjunctives unarmed.
Anal segment: Anal lobes flared out posteriorly, without fringe.

Species keys out at Page 829: Orthocladiinae 240 Bryophaenocladius of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: northwest Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Larvae in dry mosses on hard substrates and between paving slabs.