Dicrotendipes quatuordecimpunctatus

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1936)

Diagnosis (Data from Contreras-Lichtenberg, 1986a)
Exuviae 5.8-5.9mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 103.4-172.4µm long. Frontal setae much shorter than the cephalic tubercles. Second dorsocentral seta closer to the first than to the third.
Abdomen: Median transverse pair of point patches fused and fused to the anterior transverse band, patches weakly marmorate laterally (105g.jpg). Enlarged points present only on tergites (IV)V and VI and restricted to a narrow median longitudinal band, extending from the posterior half of the median patch onto the posterior transverse band. Conjunctives unarmed. Sternite I without armed humps. Comb of segment VIII a single long narrow spur. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe taeniae fall within the range of 47-92.

Species keys out at Page 228: Chironomini 125 Dicrotendipes of the Text Key.

Mediterranean and Old World tropics.
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