Zalutschia mucronata

Author: (Brundin, 1949)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuvial length greater than 3mm.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn small-toothed.
Abdomen: Tergites II/III-VIII extensively shagreened, without a median transverse row of strong points; II/III-V(VI) with a swelling posteriorly covered with strong points. Pedes spurii B II and pedes spurii A absent (?). Postero-lateral corners of segments VII and VIII darkened and pointed, VIII without an embedded spine. Three or four lateral setae on segments II-VI, not taeniate; at least one lateral seta on segment VII, and all those on segment VIII taeniate.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobes with more than 30 taeniae.
See Saether, 1976a.

Species keys out at Page 655: Orthocladiinae 67 Zalutschia of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes