Chironomidae indet 1

(By Andreas Plank from 14. March 2008, last modified 19. March 2019)

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  • mentum: 1 median tooth, 6 lateral
  • mandible: 3-1-1-3 (inner-apical-outer-surface)
  • postoccipital margin: lateral a broad ligament
  • antenna: not available

Head (specimen 1):

Mentum (specimen 1 - worn):

Mentum (specimen 3):

Mandible (specimen 1):

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Mandible (specimen 2):

Old Comments


Andreas Plank wrote at Friday, 14. March 2008 11:22:04

A Diamesinae? Mentum looks like Protanypus, but the mandible seems different confused ...


HQ Tang wrote at Tuesday, 15. April 2008 11:15:32 (GMT)

The identification of this species is a little difficult, but the mandible is very special. for this case, it is more like a member of Diamesa, D. steinboecki Goeth.?