Dicrotendipes pallidicornis

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1934)

Exuviae 6.2-8.6mm long (n=4) (104-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 90-110µm long (n=3); frontal setae 120µm long (n=1) (104b.jpg). Second dorsocentral seta closer to the first than to the third.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.50-0.59x width tergite (n=3); hooks 75, 79 (n=2). Median transverse pair of point patches narrowly separate and separate from the anterior transverse band. Tergite VI with greatly enlarged points posteriorly and medially (104c.jpg). Conjunctives III/IV-V/VI armed with small spinules (< 7µm). Sternite I with an antero-lateral pair of shallow humps, the outer armed with points. Comb of segment VIII of 1-4 teeth (n=4) (104d.jpg). Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 87-92 taeniae (n=3) (104d.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 227: Chironomini 124 Dicrotendipes of the Text Key.

Widespread in Europe (not Scandinavia), north Africa.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Brackish pools.