Cladotanytarsus mancus

Author: (Walker, 1856)

Exuviae 3.8-4.2mm long (n=3), usually very transparent, sometimes a little infuscated.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles short conical (136i.jpg). Thoracic horn 70-110µm long, club-shaped with most of the setae in an apical tuft (136h.jpg); ThR 2.1, 4.2 (n=2). Thoracic horn seta 86, 100µm long (n=2); length 0.78, 1.4x length horn (n=2). Pearl row absent.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VI each with an anterior pair of point patches; ArR II-VI 0.6-1.0 : 0.9-1.2 : 1.0 : 0.7-1.1 : 0.7-0.9 (n=4). Armament tergite IV strong, 50-70µm long (n=4). Comb of segment VIII 70-77µm wide; with 5-10 marginal teeth (n=4); with very few dorsal points. Lateral taeniae of segments VI-VIII: 2(0,3),4,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 33-41 taeniae (n=4).
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 418: Tanytarsini 60 Cladotanytarsus of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe.
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Stagnant water.