Pseudosmittia holsata

Author: Thienemann and Strenzke, 1940

Exuviae 2.2, 2.4mm long (n=2).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn absent. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 40; 50µm long; precorneal setae 1-3: 23; 38; 30µm long; dorsocentral setae 1-3: 15; 43; 20µm long (n=1).
Abdomen: Tergite I armed with small points antero-laterally; II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points. Conjunctives usually armed both dorsally and ventrally; conjunctive II/III unarmed dorsally.
Anal segment: Each anal lobe postero-laterally with a pair of mounds, each surmounted by two strong contiguous teeth; fringe absent.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 836: Orthocladiinae 247 Pseudosmittia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Larvae in wet moss.