Halocladius braunsi

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1942)

Diagnosis (n=1, in part after Hirvenoja, 1973a - in italics)
Exuviae 4.3mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles and frontal setae absent. Thoracic horn absent. Thorax at most strongly granulate. Suture minutely wrinkled, more darkly pigmented.
Abdomen: Hook row wide, 2 rows, ± 70 small points. Pedes spurii B absent. Shagreen on II-VI continuous, anterior band exceeding lateral adhesion marks on II-V. Pleura of segments II-V as densely armed as the tergites, which are covered with points except for the bare adhesion marks (082h.jpg). Dorsal setae I-VIII; 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,2; Lateral setae I-VIII: 1,3,4,4,4,4,4,4; Ventral setae I-VIII: ?4,4,4,4,4,4,4,0; lateral seta 4 on VIII somewhat longer than the other lateral setae.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.8. Fringe absent; 3 anal macrosetae on each lobe, length setae 0.25x lobe length.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

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Ecological notes