Pseudosmittia oxoniana

Author: (Edwards, 1922)

Exuviae 2.6, 2.7mm long (n=2) (071-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn absent. Median antepronotal setae 1,2: 15; 35/43µm long (n=2); precorneal setae 1-3: 23; 23; 23µm long (n=1); dorsocentral setae 1-4: 18; 28; 20; 20µm long (n=1).
Abdomen: Tergite I armed with small points antero-laterally. Tergites II-VIII, apart from small bare patches, covered with more or less evenly sized points (071b.jpg). Armament of tergite VIII not evanescent before the posterior transverse point band. Conjunctival point bands present dorsally on II/III-VI/VII, ventrally on IV/V-VII/VIII (female) or VIII/IX (male).
Anal segment: Male anal segment with a broad patch of moderate-sized points; male genital sheaths smooth (071c.jpg). Anal lobes without fringe.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 835: Orthocladiinae 246 Pseudosmittia of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe, north Africa.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).