Cladotanytarsus difficilis

Author: Brundin, 1947

Diagnosis (See Bilyj and Davies, 1989a)
Exuviae usually very transparent, sometimes a little infuscated.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn less than 400µm long, broad (L<10B), distally with small scales or setulae, or smooth. Wing sheaths without nose and pearl row.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VI each with an anterior pair of point patches. The postero-lateral corner of segment VIII bears a comb of teeth. Segment VIII with 5 lateral taeniae.
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 413: Tanytarsini 55 Cladotanytarsus of the Text Key.

Widespread in (northern) Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Northern lakes.