Parakiefferiella pyrenaica

Author: Moubayed, 1991

Diagnosis (n=2)
Exuviae 2.1, 2.4mm long.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn oval, 80, 93µm long; ThR 1.9, 2.1.
Abdomen: Anterior transverse point band complete on tergites II-IV, of progressively stronger points on succeeding segments, widely broken medially on V; median point patch of strong points only present on tergite V, joined to the anterior band at each end; posterior transverse band of conspicuous points on tergites V-VII, medially narrowly broken on VII (058h.jpg). Pedes spurii B absent or very weakly developed. Abdominal segments with, at most, 4 lateral setae, short and straight.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 2.2, 2.6. Apical projections of anal lobes at most a little longer than the distance from their origin to the base of segment IX. Apices of anal lobes at most with vague indications of teeth. Anal lobes without fringe. Length of anal macrosetae 0.27, 0.35x lobe length.
(Linked adult male: Moubayed, 1991a)

Species keys out at Page 744: Orthocladiinae 156 Parakiefferiella of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Montane rivers.