Gymnometriocnemus terrestris

Author: Goetghebuer, 1941

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 1.7-3.4mm long (n=6).
Cephalothorax: Antepronotals and precorneals relatively short and sturdy: thorn-like or spine-like. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 58-78; 58-78µm long; precorneal seta 34-53µm long (n=5) (070f.jpg). Dorsocentral setae small, about 20µm long.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points. Conjunctives unarmed.
Anal segment: Anal lobes not flared out posteriorly: elongate rectangular (070g.jpg).

Species keys out at Page 826: Orthocladiinae 237 Gymnometriocnemus of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
In soil.