Cricotopus levantinus

Author: Moubayed and Hirvenoja, 1986

Exuviae 4.1-4.5mm long (n=4).
Cephalothorax: Antennal sheath base without tubercle. Thoracic horn small, smooth, sausage-shaped, 108-133µm long; ThR 4.1-4.4 (n=3).
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.51, 0.57 of width tergite II (n=2); hooks 83-92 (n=3). Median point patch of tergites III-VI composed of strong points forming a narrow transverse band between the anterior adhesion marks and continued further laterally beyond the adhesion marks (087e.jpg); tergite II armed similarly but not as strongly and the band medially broken; tergites VII and VIII armed extensively with small points. Pedes spurii B II absent. Segment VIII with 4 lateral setae.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.3-1.8 (n=3). Anal lobes without fringe. Anal macrosetae very short, spine-like, 0.2-0.22x length of the anal lobes (n=3).
(Linked adult male: Moubayed and Hirvenoja, 1986a)

Note: Specimens of Cricotopus tremulus can be distinguished from levantinus by their possessing pedes spurii B II and by not having median armament on tergite II.

Species keys out at Page 919: Orthocladiinae 330 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

Lebanon and Morocco.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Fast flowing water: a river, Lebanon.