Paratendipes nudisquama

Author: (Edwards, 1929)

Exuviae 3.5-3.8mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles elongate conical, 85µm high; height 0.89x breadth (n=1). Frontal setae apical, 95µm long (n=1). Thorax with a short band of sharp tubercles near suture. Thoracic horn of a few (about 10) branches; branches much shorter than half the length of the abdomen. Thorax with conspicuously large granules near suture (112b.jpg). Wing sheaths without a nose.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.30-0.38x width tergite (n=3); hooks 25-29 (n=4). Tergites II-VI without conspicuously stronger points anteriorly. At least segments III and IV with an apical band of points which may be medially interrupted. Tergite VII with restricted armament. Vortex present. Comb of segment VIII 3-6 marginals. Three lateral setae on segments II-IV; lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: 4,4,4,4(3).
Anal segment: Anal lobes with a dorsal seta; each lobe with 17-32 fringe taeniae (n=4).
(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.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes