Halocladius millenarius

Author: (Santos-Abreu, 1918)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM; in part after Hirvenoja, 1973a - in italics)
Exuviae 3.9-4.8mm long (n=4).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles absent, frontal setae posterior to antannel bases on praefrons. Thoracic horn absent. Thorax at most strongly granulate.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.48x width tergite II (n=1); hooks 80-111 (n=4). Strong shagreen on II-VI forming median point patches, overreaching the antero-median adhesion marks. Pedes spurii conspicuous on segments II and III, usually visible on I as well; those on segment II toothed. Pleura of segments II and III at most with restricted armament. Dorsal setae I-VIII: 4,4,4,5,5,5,5,2; Lateral setae I-VIII: 1,3(4),3(4),3(4),3(4),3(4),4,4; Ventral setae I-VIII: 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,0(1); lateral seta 4 on VIII somewhat longer than seta 3, not stronger than the other lateral setae (n=5, alternate setal numbers relate to a single specimen).
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.8 (n=2). Anal lobes without fringe; anal macrosetae closely inserted on the anal lobes, 0.13-0.15x length of the anal lobe (n=4).

Species keys out at Page 890: Orthocladiinae 301 Halocladius of the Text Key.

Circum-Mediterranean to Canary Islands.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes