Glyptotendipes spec

Form described by Michailova, Rieradevall and Real, 1994

Diagnosis (material leg. M. Rieradevall.)
Exuviae 8.1-10.6mm long (m=9.3mm, n=7).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles small, less than 100µm high, conical, their bases contiguous. Praefrons conspicuously granulate. Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Tergite armament not restricted to posterior mounds. Epaulettes racket-shaped, present on tergites II-VI; EpR II-VI 1.0 : 1.12-1.67 : 1.12-1.67: 2.0-2.86 : 3.53-5.00 (m=1.0 : 1.4 : 1.44 : 2.32 : 4.29, n=8); length epaulette VI 1.58-2.13x length epaulette V (m=1.86, n=8). Comb of segment VIII with 3-8 teeth (m=5.75, n=8), teeth with swollen bases. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 116-162 taeniae (m=135, n=7).

Form keys out at Page 122: Chironomini 19 Glyptotendipes of the Text Key.

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Ecological notes
Larvae on stones in littoral zone of Spanish reservoirs (Michailova et al., 1994a).