Paracladopelma pe2

Form described by Langton, 1991

Diagnosis (n=2)
Exuviae 6.0, 6.3mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 55, 70µm long. Frontal setae 15, 18µm long.
Abdomen: Hook row II entire, length of row 0.36, 0.43x width tergite; hooks 72, 78. 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 (106h.jpg). Armament of tergite VI with points much smaller than on tergite V. Pedes spurii B absent on segment II. Comb of segment VIII 25-40µm wide, cosisting of a few contiguous blunt teeth on the apex of a small, slightly projecting mound (105e.jpg). Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 46-56 taeniae.

Form keys out at Page 230: Chironomini 127 Paracladopelma of the Text Key.

(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes