Polypedilum dewulfi

Author: Goetghebuer, 1936

Exuviae 3.8, 4.2mm long (n=2).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles in the form of shallow humps. Frontal setae 80µm long (n=1).
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.37, 0.39x width of tergite; hooks 27, 28 (n=2). Points of median point patches tergites III-VI larger, largest with the apical point about 8µm long. Only segment IV with apical band of points. Tergites and sternites VII and VIII without median point patches. Sternite I without 2 antero-lateral armed humps. Pedes spurii B II absent. Segment IV without lateral taeniae; V-VIII with lateral taeniae, no more than 3 lateral taeniae on V.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 22-24 taeniae (n=2).
(Linked adult male: Freeman, 1958a)

Species keys out at Page 308: Chironomini 205 Polypedilum of the Text Key.

Afrotropical species; eastern Mediterranean.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Eastern Mediterranean streams.
Running water (Harrison, 2000a).