Einfeldia pagana

Author: (Meigen, 1838)

Exuviae 7.5-9.0mm long (n=4).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles large, conical, curved, 145-190µm high, 120-155µm broad (n=3) (099f.jpg). Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Hook row II entire, length of row 0.43-0.52x width tergite (n=3) (099g.jpg). Armament of tergites II-VI in the form of an undivided, usually extensive patch of strong points, on II extending at least as far forwards as setae D1, the points in each segment increasing in size posteriorly. On tergite VI the patch is more or less reduced. Comb of segment VIII of 2-7 small teeth (m=4.5, n=10), set on the apico-lateral corner of the segment just inside the fifth lateral taenia. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 63-86 taeniae (n=4).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 137: Chironomini 34 Einfeldia of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe (not Mediterranean).
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Ditches and ponds.