Dicrotendipes sudanicus

Author: (Freeman, 1957)

Exuviae about 3.2-3.5mm long.
Cephalothorax: Second dorsocentral seta closer to the first than to the third.
Abdomen: The median transverse pair of point patches may be separate or fused, in which case a longitudinally oval bare space is left posteriorly; the long points on each side of this may spread inwards posteriorly to enclose the space. Tergite VI with greatly enlarged points posteriorly. Conjunctives III/IV-V/VI armed with small spinules (< 7µm). Comb of segment VIII present.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 35-47 taeniae.
See Epler, 1988a (p. 46).
(Linked adult male: Freeman, 1957a)

Species keys out at Page 226: Chironomini 123 Dicrotendipes of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
African lakes.
Standing water. (Harrison, 2000a)