Pseudosmittia forcipata (Goetghebuer, 1921)

Ferrington Jr, Leonard C. & Saether, Ole A., 2011, A revision of the genera Pseudosmittia Edwards, 1932, Allocladius Kieffer, 1913, and Hydrosmittia gen. n. (Diptera: Chironomidae, Orthocladiinae) 2849, Zootaxa 2849 (1), pp. 1-314 : 288

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Pseudosmittia forcipata


forcipata   subgroup

Anal point usually absent in P. acutilobata   , otherwise parallel-sided and covered with conspicuous microtrichia;

apodeme lobe wrinkled except in P. invirgata   ; median volsella single; accessory lobe of inferior volsella present with at least apex free except in P. acutilobata   ; inner surface of gonostylus covered by long and dense microtrichia or numerous setae. Female tergite IX divided into protrusions and caudal concavity or notch. Pupa (known only from P. forcipata   ) with tergite IX covered by shagreen and genital sac with basal, ventral spinules. Larva (known only from P. forcipata   ) with antennal blade 2–3 times as long as width of basal segment, posterior parapods with 5

claws, each 6–7 µm long.