Zalutschia tornetraeskensis

Author: (Edwards, 1941)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 5.4, 5.5mm long (n=2).
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae 140µm long (n=1). Thoracic horn small-toothed, 430-470µm long (n=3); ThR 3.6, 3.9 (n=2). Dorsal antepronotal setae shorter than 250µm; median antepronotal setae similar in size.
Abdomen: Tergites without a median transverse row of strong points.
Tergites II/III-VIII extensively shagreened; II/III-V(VI) with a swelling posteriorly covered with strong points. Pedes spurii B II and pedes spurii A absent. Embedded spines in postero-lateral corners of segments VII and VIII only (040i.jpg). Three or four lateral setae on segments II-VI; if very small, thin and hair-like. Lateral taeniae of segment VII 4 (n=2), all lateral setae on segment VIII taeniate.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 2.2 (n=2) (043b.jpg). Anal lobes 1.4 or more times as long as segment VIII. Fringe of anal lobe with 36-42 taeniae (n=2). Anal macrosetae strongly and widely hooked apically, the recurrent tip about one quarter the length of the remainder of the seta.

Species keys out at Page 654: Orthocladiinae 66 Zalutschia of the Text Key.

N Europe, (Turkey?).
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Orthocladiinae).

Ecological notes
Northern lakes.