Bryophaenocladius nitidicollis

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1913)

Exuviae 2.5, 2.8mm long (n=2).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn usually absent. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 20/25; 18/23µm long (n=2), spine-like; precorneal setae 1,2: 10/15; 10/13µm long (n=2), spine-like (070c.jpg); dorsocentral setae 1-3: 10; 7; 18µm long (n=1).
Abdomen: Tergite I completely covered with strong points, as strong as those on tergites VIII and IX. Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points. Armament of tergites VI-VIII not strongly reduced successively, the posterior points of each of these segments no larger than the preceding points. Conjunctives unarmed.
Anal segment: Anal lobes without fringe, lobes flared out posteriorly to produce a laterally projecting lobe; the anal lobes nearly point free except marginally.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 827: Orthocladiinae 238 Bryophaenocladius of the Text Key.

Palaearctic species: Northwestern Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
In damp moorland soil.