Cricotopus speciosus

Author: Goetghebuer, 1921

Diagnosis (n=2)
Exuviae 6.5, 6.8mm long (086-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 66, 180µm long, smooth, clubbed, with a narrow stalk (086b.jpg); ThR 3.0, 9.0. Precorneal setae not on conspicuous mounds. Thorax extensively granulate.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.37, 0.47x width tergite II; 115, 154 hooks in three rows (086c.jpg). Pedes spurii B on segment II weak. Point patches absent on tergites VII and VIII.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.6. Anal lobes without fringe. Length of anal macrosetae 0.32, 0.38x lobe length (086d.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 909: Orthocladiinae 320 Cricotopus of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Ponds, lakes and running water.