Cardiocladius capucinus

Author: (Zetterstedt, 1850)

Exuviae 4.0-6.5mm long (m=5.3mm, n=9) (059-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn absent. Precorneal setae 1-3: 110-160, 105-135, 45-95µm long (n=7) (059b.jpg).
Abdomen: Tergites I(II)-VIII with at least the posterior margin armed with long narrow spines. Median transverse point bands of tergites II-VII indistinct, being the somewhat larger points in a dense field of points which cover the tergites (059c.jpg). Pedes spurii A absent.
Anal segment: Anal lobes armed with points, fringe absent. Anal macrosetae stout, the inner two thorn-like, the outer stout and usually branched.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 769: Orthocladiinae 181 Cardiocladius of the Text Key.

Widespread in Europe, circum-Mediterranean, Canary Islands.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Streams, and occasionally lakes, in montane regions.