Nilodorum brevibucca

Author: Kieffer, 1922

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 8.9, 10.2mm long (n=2).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 28µm long (n=1). Frontal setae 65, 68µm long (n=2).
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.55-0.57x width tergite; hooks 87-105 (n=3). Anterior transverse band of strong points present on tergite II only (108l.jpg). Comb of segment VIII with 5-9 short marginal teeth (n=3) (108m.jpg). Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,(4)5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 510, 516 taeniae (n=2); lobes with the taeniate fringe continued around the inner margin as bristle-like setae.

Species keys out at Page 237: Chironomini 134 Nilodorum of the Text Key.

Afrotropical species: north Africa, Middle East.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Stagnant water: subtropics and tropics.