Cricotopus nevadensis

Author: Casas and Vilchez-Quero, 1991

Diagnosis (material leg. J.J. Casas.)
Exuviae 3.9-4.2mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles absent; frontal setae absent. Thoracic horn 100-120µm (n=3), generally toothed apically; ThR 3.8-6.1 (n=3). Thorax with some strong points near suture, often partly obscured by rugosity.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.44, 0.49x width tergite II; hooks 72, 80 (n=2). Pedes spurii B II small, III vague. Median transverse point band of tergite III extending anteriorly into the 2nd quarter of the tergite. Apical transverse bands of tergites III-V composed of hooks similar to those of hook row II (089g.jpg). Posterior transverse point band of tergite VI as long as that on V, not medially broken. Point patches absent on tergites VII and VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobes broadly rounded with many small points apically, fringe absent. Anal lobe ratio 1.6 (n=2). Anal macrosetae more or less equally strong, 0.39-0.51x length of the anal lobe (n=3).

Species keys out at Page 931: Orthocladiinae 342 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

S Spain.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes