Virgatanytarsus pe3

new form

Diagnosis (material leg. W.P. Coffman, J. Moubayed, K. Widd.)
Exuviae 3.1-4.0mm long (n=6).
Cephalothorax: Frontal setae 68-94µm long (n=5). Thoracic horn 360-480µm long (n=3); ThR 13.8-20 (n=3).
Abdomen: Tergite II with an anterior pair of point patches; III and IV with diverging spine bands, the bands with antero-lateral points; V with point patches long, with spines as on III and IV. Longest spine II 12-16µm; III 30-38µm; IV 24-40µm; V 10-30µm long (n=5). Comb of segment VIII broad, 76-90µm wide (n=5), the posterior edge straight; with 6-9 marginal and projecting awl-shaped teeth (n=5). Lateral taeniae VI-VIII: 0,3,5.
Anal segment: Fringe of anal lobes with 28-34 taeniae (n=5).

Form keys out at Page 431: Tanytarsini 73 Virgatanytarsus of the Text Key.

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

Ecological notes
Rivers and a reservoir; southern Europe.