Glyptotendipes salinus

Author: Michailova, 1987

Diagnosis (n=3, material leg. P. Michailova)
Exuviae 10.0-10.8mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles broad conical, curved, 155-180µm high; frontal setae 130-163µm long (096e.jpg). Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Tergite armament not restricted to posterior mounds. Points on the anterior two-thirds of the paratergites on segment V in transverse or obliquely transverse rows; points narrow, tapering rapidly to a long point (095e.jpg). Epaulettes narrowly racket-shaped, present on tergites II-VI, that on segment VI rounded apically; EpR II-VI 1.0 : 1.25-2.17 : 1.75-3.17 : 2.58-4.67 : 4.25-6.83 (095d.jpg). Comb of segment VIII with 2-5 very small teeth.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 132-176 taeniae.

Species keys out at Page 125: Chironomini 22 Glyptotendipes of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Salt pools.