Zalutschia humphriesiae

Author: Dowling and Murray, 1980

Diagnosis (n=3)
Exuviae 3.3-4.6mm long (040-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae about 250µm long. Thoracic horn 290-360µm long, small-toothed; ThR 4.0-5.1. Dorsal median antepronotal setae about 250µm long, setae unequal in size.
Abdomen: Tergites without a median transverse row of strong points. Tergites II/III-V(VI) with a swelling posteriorly covered with strong points (040-1.jpg). Tergites II/III-VIII extensively shagreened; (II)III-V(-VIII) with conspicuous points posteriorly. Pedes spurii B II absent. Postero-lateral corners of segment VIII with an embedded spine (040i.jpg). Three or four lateral setae on segments II-VI; if very small, thin and hair-like. Lateral taeniae of segment VII 4, all lateral setae on segment VIII taeniate.
Anal segment: Anal lobes short, a little longer than segment VIII. Anal lobe ratio 2.1. Fringe of anal lobe with 26-30 taeniae. Anal macrosetae weakly hooked apically.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 652: Orthocladiinae 64 Zalutschia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Peat pools.