Cricotopus pulchripes

Author: Verrall, 1912

Exuviae 4.7-5.8mm long (m=5.2mm, n=16) (088-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles conspicuous, without an apical projection (088b.jpg). Thoracic horn absent.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.31, 0.43x width tergite II (n=2); hooks 55-66 (n=4). Pedes spurii B II and III present (088c.jpg). Point patches absent on tergites VII and VIII. Five lateral setae on segment VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobes not extended beyond the bases of the anal macrosetae (088d.jpg). Anal lobe ratio 1.5, 1.7 (n=3). Anal lobes without fringe. Anal macrosetae more or less equally strong, 0.58-0.72x length of the anal lobe (n=4).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 923: Orthocladiinae 334 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Streams and lakes in hilly districts.