Polypedilum pe14

new form

Diagnosis (Coll. F. Reiss, N. Reiff.)
Exuviae 3.2-4.1mm long (n=5).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles shallow rounded humps. Frontal setae 43-63µm long (n=4). Thoracic horn branches without noticeable teeth.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.31-0.47x width of tergite; hooks 28-36 (n=5). Apical point bands of tergites III and IV continuous. Armament of tergite VII medially interrupted. Sternite I without 2 antero-lateral armed humps. Pedes spurii B II well-developed. Comb of segment VIII with 1-3 teeth. Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 1,3,4,4,4.
Anal segment: Anal lobe with 17-25 lateral taeniae, and 2 dorsal taeniae (n=5).

Form keys out at Page 303: Chironomini 200 Polypedilum of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Stagnant water, Bavaria.