Saetheria reissi

Author: Jackson, 1977

Exuviae 4.0-4.1mm long (n=6) (111-1.jpg).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles 20, 40µm long (n=2); frontal setae 61-81µm long (n=5). Thoracic horn much branched.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.25-0.35x width tergite (n=4); hooks 48-55 (n=6). Tergite II without armament; tergites III-V with a complete, unbroken posterior transverse band of sturdy points set on cuticle darker (more golden or browner) than the rest of the tergites (111j.jpg). Comb of segment VIII absent. Lateral taeniae of segments V-VIII: (3)4,4,4,4(5).
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 30-44 taeniae (n=8) (111k.jpg).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 242: Chironomini 139 Saetheria of the Text Key.

NW+C Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Flowing water.