Cricotopus iso-spec2

Form described by Wolfram, 1996

Exuviae 4.5-5.6mm long (n=5).
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae 120, 150µm long (n=2), on frontal apotome. Thoracic horn absent.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.59-0.64x width tergite II; hooks 89-185 (n=4). Tergites II-V almost covered with points, the tergite armament extends past the anterior adhesion marks into the anterior corners of the tergite at least on segments III and IV. Tergite III has the apical band reduced to brown blotches as in Cricotopus iso-pe (086f.jpg) and Cricotopus iso-pe5 (086j.jpg).
Anal segment: Anal lobes not reduced; ALR 1.7-1.8 (n=4). Length of anal macrosetae 0.33-0.48x lobe length (n=5).

Form keys out at Page 895: Orthocladiinae 306 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Lakes and tarns.