Paratendipes albimanus

Author: (Meigen, 1818)

Exuviae 4.2-6.5mm long (m=5.2mm long, n=14) (118-2.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles elongate conical, 40-95µm high (m=58µm, n=10); 0.5-1.75x higher than broad (m=1.0, n=10); frontal setae apical, 60-125µm long (n=12) (118f.jpg). Thoracic horn of a few (about 10) branches, branches much shorter than half the length of the abdomen. Thorax with a small granular patch in middle near suture. Wing sheaths without a nose.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.32-0.43x width tergite (m=0.38, n=8); hooks 34-75 (m=56.7, n=14). Tergites II-VI with transverse anterior point bands, not of conspicuously stronger points (118g.jpg). Apical point bands on tergites II-VI medially interrupted. Tergite VII with restricted armament. Vortex present. Comb of segment VIII of 1-13 marginals, 0-4 dorsals (118h.jpg). Three lateral setae on segments II-IV; lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 3(4),4(3),4,4.
Anal segment: Anal lobes with a dorsal seta (118h.jpg); each lobe with 20-48 fringe taeniae (m=33, n=14).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 283: Chironomini 180 Paratendipes of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe and eastern Mediterranean.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Stagnant and running water.