Paratanytarsus intricatus

Author: (Goetghebuer, 1921)

Diagnosis (n=1, with additions from Thienemann, 1951.)
Exuviae 2.1-2.9mm long.
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae 75µm long. Thoracic horn 100-250µm long; ThR 13.0/13.9 (133b.jpg).
Abdomen: Point patches of tergite III narrow, situated anterior to and inwards of both of the anterior dorsal setae; tergites IV-VII with a median anterior point patch (133a.jpg). ArR III-VII 1.76 : 1.0 : 1.1 : 0.86 : 0.86. Anterior point patches nearly circular. Median point patch of tergite IV composed of points only. Comb of segment VIII 25µm wide; with 6 marginal teeth. Lateral taeniae of segments IV-VIII: 2/3,3,3,4/5,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobe with 21-31 taeniae.
See also note under Paratanytarsus brevicalcar (Kieffer)
(Linked adult male: Langton and Pinder, 2003a)

Species keys out at Page 393: Tanytarsini 36 Paratanytarsus of the Text Key.

Holarctic species: widespread in Europe (not Mediterranean).
(For more information see module IdentifyIt – file: Chironominae).

Ecological notes
Ditches, ponds and lakes.