Glyptotendipes viridis

Author: (Macquart, 1834)

Exuviae 7.0-7.6mm long (n=4).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 38µm long (n=1). Frontal setae 40, 68µm long (n=2). Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.63, 0.7x width tergite (n=2); hooks 100-113 (n=4). 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 , 095c.jpg). Posterior points of tergites III-V spreading inwards to enclose a median oval point-free space, best developed on III (095c.jpg). Epaulettes present on segments III-VI, respectively with 6-8, 5-8, 8-13, 12-14 marginal points (n=4); EpR 1.0 : 1.09-1.6 : 1.47-1.81 : 1.90-2.16 (n=4) (094h.jpg , 094j.jpg). Comb of segment VIII of 2-4 teeth (n=4).
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 61-72 taeniae (n=4).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Note: Two specimens identified as Glyptotendipes candidus Kieffer in Coll. ZSM.

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

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

Ecological notes