Cladotanytarsus lepidocalcar

Author: Krüger, 1938

Exuviae 3.6-4.6mm long (n=6), usually very transparent, sometimes a little infuscated.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles short conical (136i.jpg). Thoracic horn 70-95µm long (n=5); ThR 2.4-2.6 (n=3). Longest thoracic horn seta 165-230µm long (n=6), 1.7-2.7x length of horn (n=5) (136f.jpg). Pearl row absent.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VI each with an anterior pair of point patches; ArR II-VI 0.5-0.71 : 0.85-1.0 : 1.0 : 0.91-1.0 : 0.7-0.79 (n=3). Armament tergite IV strong, 70-85µm long (n=3). Comb of segment VIII 130-150µm wide (n=3); with 8-17 marginal teeth (n=7) and a great many dorsal points on the postero-lateral corner of the segment (136g.jpg). Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 0,1(0,3),3(1),4(3),5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 37-49 taeniae (n=7).

Species keys out at Page 417: Tanytarsini 59 Cladotanytarsus of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Stagnant water.