Cricotopus salinophilus Zinchenko et al. 2009

Solved ;-). History of this specimen: former named Cricotopus-Orthocladius indet 2 but it is Cricotopus salinophilus Zinchenko et al. 2009.

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Characters

  • premandible: 2+1 (apical+basal);
  • seta S1: divided long;
  • mentum: 1 median tooth, 6 lateral, submental setation (extremely) laterad;
  • mandible: 3.5/4-1-0-0 (inner-apical-outer-surface), outer margin slightly engraved
  • postoccipital margin: brown
  • antenna: blade ratio=1

Head (specimen 1, 3rd? instar):

Head (specimen 1, 3rd instar):

Seta S1 is a little difficult to see because of the 3-dimensional shape, but it is divided and not a single seta. Please correct me if I'm off here.

Premandible (specimen 3)

Comments

2 Comments
#1 HQ Tang wrote at April 15 Tue, 2008, 11:43 (+0000 UTC) answer homepage

It's more like a member of Orthocladius (Euorth.) or Orthocladius (Meso.) sp based on my experience on the mandible.

#2 Andreas Plank wrote at July 14 Tue, 2009, 4:34 (+0000 UTC) answer homepage

Might this be Cricotopus salinophilus? I'm not sure.

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