Glyptotendipes gripekoveni

Author: (Kieffer, 1913)

Exuviae 9.1-11.6mm long (m=10.1mm, n=24).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles elongate, narrow conical, over twice as long as broad. Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Epaulettes racket-shaped, present on tergites II-VI (096i.jpg); EpR II-VI 1.0 : 1.03-1.93 : 1.13-1.86 : 1.48-2.43 : 3.30-5.86 (m=1.0 : 1.31 : 1.37 : 1.85 : 4.25, n=32). Comb of segment VIII with 4-19 teeth (m=8.3, n=31). Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4(3),4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 104-173 taeniae (m=135, n=12).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 120: Chironomini 17 Glyptotendipes of the Text Key.

Palaearctic species: widespread in Europe, eastern Mediterranean.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Fresh and brackish stagnant water; the larvae often mine the leaves of Sparganium spp.
Larvae mine plants or inhabit tubes constructed on the surface of living plants, sofar not found in or on sediments (Moller Pillot et al., 1995a).