Cricotopus similis

Author: Goetghebuer, 1921

Exuviae 2.6-3.1mm (m=2.9mm, n=5) (088-2.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 100-110µm long (088f.jpg); ThR 5.5-6.9 (n=4). Thorax smooth.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.41-0.48 of width tergite II (n=3); hooks 58, 59 (n=2). Pedes spurii B present on segment II (088g.jpg). Point patches also present on tergites VII and VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.2-1.3 (n=3). Anal lobes without fringe. Length of anal macrosetae 0.65-0.76x length of the anal lobe (n=3); inner seta weaker than the other two (088h.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 921: Orthocladiinae 332 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

Widespread in Europe, circum-Mediterranean.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Montane streams and northern lakes.