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- Rheocricotopus valgus Chaudhuri & Sinharay, 1983: 402.
- Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus) valgus Ashe & O’Connor, 2012: 568.
1♂, Guangdong Province, Fengkai County, Heishiding, 23°30'02"N, 111°55'01"E, 20.iv.1988, sweeping, Wang XH; 1♂, Guangxi Province, Longsheng County, 25°89'26"N, 110°21'21"E, 16.v.1990, sweeping, Wang XH; 1♂, Guangxi Province, Jinxiu County, 24°14'00"N, 110°19'00"E, 1.vi.1990, light trap, Wang XH; 2♂♂, Hubei Province, Hefeng County, 29°91'00"N, 110°03'00"E, 16.vii.1999, light trap, Ji BC; 1♂, Hubei Province, Xianfeng Mountain, 29°70'00"N, 119°14'00"E, 25.vii.1999, sweeping, Ji BC; 1♂, Zhejiang Province, Lishui City, Qingyuan County, Baishanzu, 27°73'23"N, 119°19'06"E, 13.vii.1995, light trap, Ji BC; 4♂♂, Zhejiang Province, Lishui City, Qingyuan County, Baishanzu National Nature Reserve, 27°73'23"N, 119°19'06"E, 24.vii.2012, light trap, Lin XL; 1♂, Zhejiang Province, Wenzhou City, Taishun County, Wuyanling National Nature Reserve, 27°71'15"N, 119°64'64"E, 3.viii.2005, light trap, Ji BC; 1♂, Zhejiang Province, Lishui City, Jingning County, 27°97'67"N, 119°63'12"E, 27.vii.2012, light trap, Lin XL.
This species can be separated from other members of the group by the following combination of characters: R without seta; tergites I, II and anterior part of tergite V pale brown, tergites IV and VIII brown, anal point with 4–5 setae on each side and 1 seta at the base; gonocoxite with a prominent triangular basal lobe bearing 3–4 setae.
The Chinese specimens generally agree with the original description by Chaudhuri and Sinharay (1983), though some measured differences between the Chinese specimens and those of Chaudhuri and Sinharay (1983) are shown in Table 5.
|Chinese specimens||Indian specimens|
|Squama||5–8, 7 setae||9 setae (average)|
|HR||1.98–2.15, 2.08||2.20 (average)|
|HV||2.88–3.20, 3.03||3.40 (average)|
China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Hubei and Zhejiang Provinces), India.
- Liu, W; Lin, X; Wang, X; 2014: A review of Rheocricotopus (Psilocricotopus) chalybeatus species group from China, with the description of three new species (Diptera, Chironomidae) ZooKeys, 388: 17-34. doi
- Chaudhuri P, Sinharay D (1983) A study on Orthocladiinae (Diptera, Chironomidae) of India. The genus Rheocricotopus Thienemann and Harnisch. Entomologcia Basiliensia 8: 398–407.