Stempellina n-spec

new form

Diagnosis (material leg. A. Dettinger-Klemm, N. Scheifhacken, A. Sundermann.)
(Description in preparation.)
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae elongate, flexible, narrow taeniate. Thorax anteriorly by suture smooth or nearly so.
Abdomen: Tergites III-VI with a narrow longitudinal band of points on each side of the mid-line, posteriorly widened or even extended laterally for a short distance, best developed on tergite V. Tergite V with longitudinal point bands resembling those on IV and VI. Usually 1 or 2 brown lateral spurs on segment VIII. Segment VIII with 3 or 4 lateral taeniae.
Anal segment: Anal lobes with at least an apical seta, usually fringed with taeniate setae.

Form keys out at Page 365: Tanytarsini 8 Stempellina of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Woodland helocrene springs.