Cardiocladius fuscus

Author: Kieffer, 1924

Exuviae 3.1-4.8mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn absent. Precorneal setae 1-3: 153, 215; 128, 195; 95, 130µm long (n=2).
Abdomen: Tergites I(II)-VIII with at least the posterior margin armed with long narrow spines (059e.jpg). Median transverse point bands of tergites II-VII distinct, of dark points, more or less divided into four sections; bands set on infuscated cuticle and with the surrounding area sparsely provided with small points (059e.jpg). Pedes spurii A absent.
Anal segment: Anal lobes without fringe, armed with points. Anal macrosetae stout, the inner two thorn-like, the outer stout and usually branched (059f.jpg).
(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.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Fast flowing streams and rivers.