Paralimnophyes hydrophilus

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1921)

Diagnosis (n=1)
Exuviae 2mm long.
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae 88µm long. Thoracic horn reduced to a small tubercle. Precorneal setae 1-3 long: 215; 175; 133µm (059k.jpg); dorsocentral setae 1-4: 53; 93; 60; 90µm long. Thorax more or less smooth.
Abdomen: Tergites I(II)-VIII generally covered with small points, larger anteriorly; at least the posterior margin armed with long narrow spines. Pedes spurii A absent.
Anal segment: Anal lobes smooth, without fringe. Anal lobe ratio 2.6. Anal macrosetae of anal lobes long, thin and usually curved; length of setae 1.1x lobe length.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 752: Orthocladiinae 164 Paralimnophyes of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Marshes and ponds.