Parapsectra styriaca

Author: (Reiss, 1969)

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 4.0mm long (n=1).
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles broad conical. Thoracic horn 250, 335µm long (n=2); ThR 8.8 (n=1). Thoracic horn seta 75, 85µm long, from 0.3x horn length (n=2). Posterior thoracic mound swollen. Pearl row absent.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.44x width tergite (n=1); hooks 134, 137 (n=2) (146a.jpg). Tergites II-VI with paired anterior point patches (146a.jpg); IV and V with a pair of transverse, slightly oblique point patches, frequently grading into spines laterally and posteriorly. Tergites VII and VIII with armament restricted to antero-lateral patches. Pedes spurii B of tergite II well-developed. Comb of segment VIII 25, 30µm wide; with 3-7 marginal teeth (n=2). Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 3,3/4,4,4,5.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 1.04, 1.11. Fringe of anal lobe with 31-35 taeniae. (n=2).

Species keys out at Page 497: Tanytarsini 138 Parapsectra of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Springs, seepages and lakes.