Cladotanytarsus pseudomancus

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1934)

Exuviae usually very transparent, sometimes a little infuscated.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles elongate conical (135m.jpg), 40µm long (n=1). Precorneal setae taeniate, inserted on a conspicuous swelling. Thoracic horn rounded at tip, 107µm long (n=1), margined along one edge and at tip with setae most of which are longer than the horn (135l.jpg); horn seta 150µm long (n=1); ThR 4.0 (n=2). Pearl row absent.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VI each with an anterior pair of point patches. Segment VIII with 5 lateral taeniae and a comb of teeth 88µm wide on the postero-lateral corner; comb with 12 marginal teeth (n=1).
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 37 taeniae (n=1).
(Linked adult male: Freeman, 1958a)

Species keys out at Page 416: Tanytarsini 58 Cladotanytarsus of the Text Key.

Afrotropical + Madagascar and Middle East (Laville and Reiss, 1992a)
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
African lakes.
Standing or slow-flowing water. (Harrison, 2000a)