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Hp4.bmp_

Observed: 1st January 2011 By: itsmealitsmeal’s reputation in Invertebratesitsmeal’s reputation in Invertebratesitsmeal’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

small 1cm aquatic insect caught in a kick sample in a fast flowing river

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Comments

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Hydropsychidae

Definitely a Hydropsychid. These are interesting animals. They are caseless caddis. Instead of building a case they spin a silk net that they use for filter-feeding.

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Hydropsyche larva

Having only 6 bunches of gills makes this Hydropsyche siltalai - it is the only really easy one of the whole genus to identify. I have added the record to ther UK national Caddis data base

Ian Wallace, UK Trichoptera Recording Scheme