Cricotopus pe12

Form described by Langton, 1991

Exuviae 4.3mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles absent; frontal setae on praefrons, 80µm long. Antennal sheath base with a large conical projection. Thoracic horn 30/38µm long; ThR 3.0/4.3.
Abdomen: Colour evenly lightly infuscate. Length hook row II 0.54 of width tergite II; hooks 72. Tergite III with the median band very transverse, medially narrowed; the posterior band extending only as far laterally as the apical band. Point patches absent on tergites VII and VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.6. Anal lobes without fringe. Anal macrosetae more or less equally strong, 0.71x lobe length.
Note: Possibly no more than an extreme example of Cricotopus cylindraceus.

Form keys out at Page 951: Orthocladiinae 362 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
A nearly dried-up weedy pool.