Species 4m C. sp. 4m.

Adult: not known.

Pupa: not known.

Larva a plumosus-type  Slightly dark gular region and frontoclypeus.
Mentum (Fig. a) with 4th laterals reduced virtually to level of the 5th laterals (i.e. type II), and center trifid tooth with c1 broad and the c2 teeth relatively well separated (i.e. type II).
Ventromentum (Fig. c) with about 40 - 41 striae, plates separated from each other by about 0.3 of the width of the mentum.  Pecten epipharyngis with about 19 teeth.
Antenna (Fig. b) with basal segment about 4.2 times as long as wide; AR about 1.80; ratio of segments (micron) 144 : 38 : 12 : 15 : 8 .
Mandible (Fig. d) about 255 micron long, with third inner tooth well developed (Type IIIB-C), and about 12 - 13 striae on inner margin near the base.

Cytology:  Not known for certain, but most likely candidate at the only known locality is a pseudothummi-cytocomplex species, i.e. 4 polytene chromosomes with arm combination AE, BF, CD, G.
Arm G paired at the median nucleolus,  no nucleolus in long chromosomes.  Puff not formed in arm B; characteristic band group (25-27) in normal position close to centromere.

Arm E1:    1a - 3e, 10b - 3f, 10c - 13g;                                                                                ie. as in aprilinus

Found: Alaska - Potter Marsh, Anchorage Co.

Larva collected by Dave Wartenbee; thorax taken by Iya Kiknadze, head and rest of larval body by Jon Martin.  Unfortunately the original coordinated labelling became lost, but this combination of cytology and morphology is the only one not accounted for.

Mitochondrial COI sequence indicates that this is a species that has not been barcoded previously, with relationships to pseudothummi-cytocomplex species.

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