Paracladopelma undine

Author: (Townes, 1945)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 4.2-4.6mm long (n=5).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 70-86µm long (n=3). Frontal setae 25-35µm long (n=4).
Abdomen: Hook row II entire, length of row 0.27-0.29x width tergite (n=4); hooks 40-48 (n=4). 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). Points of anterior patches on tergites VI-VIII conspicuous though very small, black, mostly short, about as long as broad at base, set on the posterior margin of an oval darkened patch of cuticle, which may be two or three times as long as the point itself; generally grouped in distinct short transverse or oblique rows (105f.jpg). Armament of segment VI reduced in extent, but the largest points as large as, or larger than, those on V. 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 28-38 taeniae (n=5).
Note: Pupae of type Paracladopelma pe1 Langton, 1984.

Species keys out at Page 231: Chironomini 128 Paracladopelma of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Streams, Swedish-Lappland.