Dicrotendipes pe2

Form described by Langton, 1991

Diagnosis (n=1)
Exuviae 6.4mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 75µm long. Frontal setae 23µm long. Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Hook row II entire, length of row 0.41x width tergite; hooks 63. Armament of tergites II-VI in the form of an undivided, usually extensive patch of strong points, the points in each segment increasing in size posteriorly, but on VI the patch is more or less reduced. Pedes spurii B of segment II conspicuous (105d.jpg). Stout points absent on conjunctive V/VI. Sternites I and II or I-III without transverse rows of backwardly directed colourless spines. Comb of segment VIII of 1-3 small (narrow) teeth set on the postero-lateral corner of the segment immediately behind the fifth lateral taenia, which lies behind the fourth. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 49/50 taeniae.

Form keys out at Page 220: Chironomini 117 Dicrotendipes of the Text Key.

(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Königsee, Ufer bei Grünseequellen.