Microchironomus lendli

Author: (Kieffer, 1918)

Diagnosis (n=1)
Exuviae 4.4mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles conical, 138µm high; frontal setae preapical, 30µm long (109f.jpg). Antepronotum without a conspicuous dorsal mound.
Abdomen: Hook row II medially interrupted, length of row 0.14 (0.09 gap) 0.14; hooks 13/18. Tergites II-V without a distinct unbroken posterior row or band of strong points. Sternite I with a pair of antero-lateral toothed mounds on each side (111a.jpg); II anteriorly with at most a band of shagreen. Comb of segment VIII of one projecting thorn. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,4.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 42/45 taeniae.
(Linked adult male: Freeman, 1957a)

Species keys out at Page 342: Chironomini 239 Microchironomus of the Text Key.

Afrotropical species with wide Mediterranean distribution (Azzouzi et al., 1992a).
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Streams; Africa.
Standing and slow flowing water. (Harrison, 2000a)