Dicrotendipes pe3

new form

Diagnosis (n=1, leg. J. Moubayed.)
Exuviae 6.4mm long.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Hook row II entire, length row 0.52x width of tergite II; hooks 76. 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. Sternite I with an anterior transverse band of points, strongest medially and mid-laterally, and an antero-lateral toothed mound. Stout points absent on conjunctive V/VI. Comb of segment VIII of 3/3 short, broad teeth. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,4.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with c.140 taeniae.

Form keys out at Page 218: Chironomini 115 Dicrotendipes of the Text Key.

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