Bryophaenocladius muscicola

Author: (Kieffer, 1906)

Exuviae 4.3-5.0mm long (n=4).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn usually absent. Antepronotals and precorneals relatively short and sturdy: thorn-like. Median antepronotal setae 1-4: 40-93; 80-105; 75-95; 0-60µm long (n=4); precorneal setae 1,2: 65-78; 65-80µm long (n=3) (070m.jpg); dorsocentral setae 1-3: 43-55; 50-70; 50-60µm long (n=4). Dorsocentral setae larger, 45-70µm long.
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 without fringe, widened posteriorly often appearing to have a laterally projecting truncate lobe. Anal lobe ratio 1.8 (n=1).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

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

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

Ecological notes
Larvae in wet moss.