Macrotrachela zickendrahti Richters, 1902
Macrotrachela zickendrahti: dorsal view. Focal plane on the fin-like appendages of the epidermis which end in several bristles.
Macrotrachela zickendrahti: another specimen, whirling.
Macrotrachela zickendrahti: ventral view of a creeping specimen, focal plane on the lamella of the rostrum.
Macrotrachela zickendrahti maybe confused with Macrotrachela multispinosa. But the fin-like appendages divided into a flat base and 1-4 bristles shown in the above image are characteristic for M. zickendrahti.
Macrotrachela zickendrahti; left: head, focal plane on the lamella of the rostrum. Right:ventral view of the foot. Spurs with distinct tips.
Macrotrachela zickendrahti: contracted specimen. The distal pair of appendages look like a hand with 3-4 fingers.
Location : Oberrasen, Ahrntal, South Tirol, Italy
Habitat: Moss
Date: coll. 6.10.2014 img.: 07.01.2015.
Identification by courtesy of Nataliia Iakovenko, University of Ostrava, Czech republic.
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