Cladotanytarsus vanderwulpi

Author: (Edwards, 1929)

Exuviae 2.8-3.4mm long (n=9), usually very transparent, sometimes a little infuscated.
Cephalothorax: Thoracic horn narrow, 170-200µm long (n=5), distally with small scales or setulae (136k.jpg); ThR 14.5 (n=1). Wing sheaths with nose, pearl row absent.
Abdomen: Tergites II-VI each with an anterior pair of point patches; ArR II-VI 0.4-0.8 : 0.8-1.0 : 1.0 : 1.0-1.1 : 0.7-0.9 (n=7). Armament tergite IV strong, 50-70µm long (n=6). Comb of segment VIII 34-69µm wide (n=9); with 7-12 marginal teeth (m=9.4, n=10). Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 0,3,3,4(3),5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 22-29 taeniae (n=8).

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

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

Ecological notes
Standing and running waters.