Bryophaenocladius tuberculatus

Author: (Edwards, 1929)

Exuviae 2.8-3.9mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn usually absent. Antepronotals and precorneals long and flexible, about 3µm wide at base. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 185-245; 155-275µm long (n=3); precorneal setae 1-3: 155/225; 43/65; 130/175µm long (n=2) (070h.jpg). Antepronotum armed with small points.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points. Conjunctives unarmed.
Anal segment: Anal lobes gently rounded to apex and without fringe (070j.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 831: Orthocladiinae 242 Bryophaenocladius of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Larvae in humus-rich soil of meadows and deciduous woods.