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Male Common Darter on Bistort

Observed: 25th July 2012 By: TheTladyTheTlady’s reputation in InvertebratesTheTlady’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Larval case.

It is possibly that this individual had emerged from the larval case you saw, but it had not only just emerged - this one will be 4 or 5 days old at least (the males are yellow when they emerge and take up to about 10 days before they become fully red.

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Larval case

Thank you, that is very useful information which I haven't seen elsewhere.

I can see several large larval cases at the base of plants in my pond currently, and will be waiting with interest to see what is flying!