Parapsectra uliginosa

Author: Reiss, 1969

Diagnosis (Material in coll. ZSM)
Exuviae 3-3.5mm long.
Cephalothorax: Cephalic tubercles rounded mounds. Antennal sheath base without swelling. Thoracic horn club-shaped, 56-105µm long (n=?), without setulae (146l.jpg); ThR 4.7 (n=1). Posterior thoracic mounds strongly swollen. Pearl row absent.
Abdomen: Length hook row II 0.35x width tergite (n=1); hooks 60, 69 (n=2). Tergites II-VIII with extensive armament; III-VI with anterior point patches; VII and VIII extensively covered with small points. Tergites IV and V with a pair of transverse, slightly oblique point patches, frequently grading into spines laterally and posteriorly. Pedes spurii B of tergite II absent. Comb of segment VIII 25, 33µm wide (n=2); with 3-6 marginal teeth. Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 0,0,0,3,4.
Anal segment: Anal lobe ratio 0.89, 1.16 (n=2). Fringe of anal lobe with 17-24 taeniae (n=12).

Species keys out at Page 498: Tanytarsini 139 Parapsectra of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Small pools and lochans.