15. Chironomus 'pseudoppositus'

In BOLD Bin no. BOLD:AAW3993.

Adult

A few characters can be recorded for a male:
Wing length about 3.8 mm, width about 0.8 mm; VR about 0.9.
Thorax, scutellum, etc., dark brown.
Leg proportions (micron):

 
Fe
Ti
Ta1
Ta2
F/T
PI
1530
-
-
-
-
PII
1530
-
-
-
-
PIII
1730
1730
-
-
1.0

Abdominal tergites with brown bands covering about half the segment, arising about 1/4 from anterior margin.  This would be slightly lighter than the Australian specimens.

Pupa and Larva: Not known

Localities:
North Island:
    Waikato area (37.802°S, 175.334°E). (I. Hogg) 13.viii.2012.

For the description of the species in Australia, go to C. 'pseudoppositus' adult

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