Harnischia curtilamellata

Author: (Malloch, 1915)

Exuviae 4.3-6.7mm long (m=5.6mm, n=20) (112-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 93-255µm long (m=144µm, n=11); frontal setae 13-30µm long (n=6) (112k.jpg).
Abdomen: Hook row II medially interrupted, length of row 0.21-0.31 (0.13-0.22 gap) 0.21-0.31x width tergite (n=8); hooks 23-33 in each half row (n=7). Tergites II-V with a complete posterior transverse row or narrow band of strong points (112l.jpg). Tergite VII without a posterior transverse point row. Sternite I with a pair of antero-lateral toothed mounds on each side, the outer fingertip-shaped, the inner a broad bulbous swelling (115k.jpg). Comb of segment VIII absent. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,(4)5.
Anal segment: Forked anal processes absent. Fringe of anal lobe with 41-74 taeniae (m=59.1, n=20) (112m.jpg).
Note: Pupae of type Harnischia pe1 Langton, 1984.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 346: Chironomini 243 Harnischia of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe, north Africa.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Lakes and drains with little or no flow.
Standing water. (Harrison, 2000a)