Micropsectra auvergnensis

Author: Reiss, 1969

Diagnosis (full description: Moubayed and Langton, 1996a: p. 83.)
Exuviae 3.7-4.2mm long (n=3).
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae 116-240µm long (n=4). Thoracic horn 190-384µm long (n=5). ThR 5.6-15.5 (n=4). Length thoracic horn seta 0.3-0.64x horn length (n=3).
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.38-0.5x width tergite II; hooks 53-90 (n=5). Paratergites II-VII armed with small points. Comb of segment VIII 28-36µm broad (n=3); with 4/5 marginal teeth. Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 2(1),3,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.1-1.2. Fringe of anal lobe complete, with 29-34 taeniae (n=3).

Species keys out at Page 504: Tanytarsini 145 Micropsectra of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Montane streams; France, Spain.