Paracricotopus niger

Author: (Kieffer, 1913)

Exuviae 3.1-3.4mm long (n=7) (038-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn 218-275µm long (n=7); ThR 4.0-5.1 (n=6). Precorneal setae thin, not set on tubercles or mounds (038b.jpg).
Abdomen: Tergites II-VI with a median transverse row of strong points, which on III-V extends nearly the width of the tergite (038d.jpg). No lateral taeniae on segments III-VI; lateral taeniae of segment VII 3, VIII 4. Pedes spurii B absent.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.4-1.9 (n=5). Fringe of anal lobe of 10-15 taeniae (n=7), shorter than the anal macrosetae (038c.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 617: Orthocladiinae 29 Paracricotopus of the Text Key.

Widespread in Europe, circum-Mediterranean.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes