Paracladopelma laminatum

Author: (Kieffer, 1921)

Exuviae 4.6-5.5mm long (m=5.1mm, n=13).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 95-150µm long (m=123µm, n=7). Frontal setae 15-25µm long (m=21µm, n=9).
Abdomen: Hook row II entire, length of row 0.29-0.34x width tergite (n=4); hooks 43-66 (m=57, n=9). Tergites III-V(VI) with a posterior transverse band of points, on the same level as the setae D5, with a few larger yellowish or brownish mammillate points (swollen basally with a short conical or rounded-conical apex) near setae D5. Posterior armament of tergites III-VI not spreading forwards (105c.jpg). Points of anterior patches on tergites VI-VIII inconspicuous, spinulate, any darkening of the cuticle at base rarely longer than the point itself; generally less obviously grouped in rows. Armament of segment VI reduced in extent, but the largest points as large as, or larger than, those on V. Sternite IV with shagreen posteriorly of short points. Pedes spurii B absent on segment II. Comb of segment VIII absent. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 33-47 taeniae (m=41, n=13).
Note: Pupae of type Paracladopelma pe1 Langton, 1984.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 232: Chironomini 129 Paracladopelma of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Northern and montane rivers and lakes.