Diplocladius cultriger

Author: Kieffer, 1908

Exuviae 3.9-5.5mm long (n=6) (066-2.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 275-415µm long (n=6), elongate, strongly serrate along one edge (066e.jpg); ThR 5.7-7.5 (n=5).
Abdomen: Tergite II with a median pad of hooks. Pedes spurii B II well-developed. Tergites III-VIII generally covered with small points which are a little larger medially and posteriorly; tergites II-V with an additional apical transverse band of spinules (066f.jpg). Segment VII with four conspicuous lateral setae, VIII with four or five.
Anal segment: Anal lobes dorso-ventrally flattened laterally, rounded in outline, with three long, curved, hooked apical setae (066g.jpg). Anal lobe ratio 1.7 (n=1); fringe absent.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 817: Orthocladiinae 229 Diplocladius of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: northern half of Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Streams and lakes.