Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Cricotopus sp. (cf tremulus) << Cricotopus pulchripes?

Posted by CedricMondy on 05-07-2022 00:32
#1

Hi everyone,

I found this one in Brittany. Based on the 'Handbook for the identification of British insects' dedicated to Chironomids, I would say that Cricotopus pulchripes does not seem like a bad option but I am really not sure...

Thanks for your advices!

www.galerie-insecte.org/galerie/image/dos305/big/photos_20210826220142.jpg
Cédric Mondy : France : Saint-Congard : 56140 : 26/08/2021
Altitude : 9 m - Taille : 2.5mm (estimé)
Réf. : 305892

Edited by CedricMondy on 07-07-2022 10:16

Posted by John Carr on 05-07-2022 19:38
#2

Cricotopus pulchripes has tarsomere 2 of the fore legs contrasting white. There are at least three members of the tremulus group with dark fore tarsi and tergites 1 and 2 yellow.

Posted by CedricMondy on 05-07-2022 20:17
#3

Thank you John!

Posted by CedricMondy on 07-07-2022 10:20
#4

Could you tell me what are the names of the species belonging to the tremulus group please?

Posted by John Carr on 07-07-2022 14:39
#5

CedricMondy wrote:
Could you tell me what are the names of the species belonging to the tremulus group please?


From Hirvenoja (1973):

Fore tarsomere 2 contrasting white: pulchripes
Fore tarsomere 2 and base of 3 contrasting white: septentrionalis, tremulus, claripes
Fore tarsomere 2 dark: tergites 1 and 2 yellow: tristis, curtus, annulator
Fore tarsomere 2 dark, tergites 1 and 4 yellow: beckeri, triannulatus

http://www.jstor....e/23733668

Posted by CedricMondy on 07-07-2022 15:14
#6

Thank you!