Bryophaenocladius ictericus

Author: (Meigen, 1830)

Exuviae 3.5-3.9mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Antepronotum unarmed. Thoracic horn usually absent. Antepronotals and precorneals long and flexible, about 3µm wide at base (070k.jpg). Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 105-195; 133-170µm long; precorneal setae 1-3: 145-150; 115-165; 125-160µm long; dorsocentral setae 1-3: 20; 58-75; 73-78µm long (n=3).
Abdomen: Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points. Conjunctives unarmed.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.7 (n=1); lobes without fringe.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 830: Orthocladiinae 241 Bryophaenocladius of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Larvae in moss on bark of trees.