Chironomidae indet 2

(By Andreas Plank from 1. April 2008, last modified 19. March 2019)

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  • mentum: 1 median tooth, 6/7 lateral;
  • mandible: 3-1-0-2 (inner-apical-outer-surface) large surface teeth;
  • premandible 2; seta S1 bifid but incised;
  • postoccipital margin: dark brown
  • antenna 5-segments, RO in the lower 3rd of segment 1

Labrum (3rd instar specimen 1):

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Mentum (4th instar, specimen 3):

Note the beard

Mentum-divided (3rd instar, specimen 2):

Antenna (3rd instar, specimen 4):

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Mandible/Premandible (3rd? instar, specimen 2):

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Old Comments


Andreas Plank wrote at Wednesday, 2. April 2008 18:50:31

this specimen is similar to Acricotopus indet 1, but the mentum is quite different. Maybe an other Acricotopus... confused


HQ Tang wrote at Tuesday, 15. April 2008 11:23:55 (GMT)

the first glance give me an appearrance of a memeber of Corynocera, but the premandible reject my opinion. I agree with your comment, it may be another Acricotopus. Note that Zhang and Wang (2004) published 2 new species in the genus Acricotopus near the Tibet plataeu.