Acricotopus cf lucens-type

(By Andreas Plank from 12. March 2008, last modified 17. March 2019)

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Name’s history: Acricotopus indet2, Acricotopus ?lucens-type


  • premandible 1 or 2 +1 (apical slightly incised +basal)
  • seta S1 1.8 (inner shorter than outer)
  • mentum: no accessory tooth next to 1st lateral like in A.longipalpus Reiss 1968, middle worn, 7 lateral teeth, submental setation below 3.5 lateral tooth, strong beared
  • mandible 3-1-0-0 (inner-apical-outer-surface)
  • 3rd instar?
  • quite strong postoccipital margin

Old Comments


Andreas Plank wrote at Thursday, 13. March 2008 20:10:24 (GMT)

I suggest this is maybe Acricotopus longipalpus or lucens? I'm wrong? It's difficult to decide, because of the 3rd instar as well.



HQ Tang wrote at Tuesday, 15. April 2008 10:52:23 (GMT)

it looks like A. lucens based on the wide median tooth of mentum. Notes that the Nearctic species A. nitidellus (Malloch) may be the synonym of A. lucens.