Glyptotendipes scirpi

Author: (Kieffer, 1915)

Exuviae 6.5-8.8mm long (n=15).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 40-50µm long (n=5). Frontal setae 60-95µm long (m=69µm, n=8). Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.56-066x width tergite II (n=11); hooks 80-132 (n=13). Anterior transverse point band of tergites III and IV completely fused with the median point patch or with distinct marmorations along their fusion, the points here of the same size as mid-tergite (095a.jpg). Posterior points of tergites III-V not spreading inwards, leaving a rounded wedge-shaped emargination of the point patch posteriorly. Epaulettes oval, elongate-oval or apically narrowed to a blunt point; golden or with brownish base (094j.jpg); epaulettes III-VI with 4-13, 4-12, 5-15, 8-16 marginal points (n=13); EpR III-VI 1.0 : 0.9-1.9 : 1.1-2.3 : 1.29-2.7 (n=17). Comb of segment VIII with 1-7 teeth (n=15).
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 59-100 taeniae (n=15).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 117: Chironomini 14 Glyptotendipes of the Text Key.

NW+C Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Stagnant water: larvae mine the submerged leaves and petioles of aquatic plants.