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Possible Limnephilus borealis

Observed: 1st September 2010 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
1st Sept 2010, Garbh (11)
Description:

A similar caddis found at the same time is posted here:
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/243425

Identifications
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    Likely ID
    A caddisfly (Limnephilus borealis)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

Ian Wallace's picture

Irish L. borealis

I agree with everything you said. I do not run the Irish caddis scheme but I am pretty sure that Jim O'Connor would be unhappy about adding a new Irish species on the basis of a photograph.

Voucher specimens required. If it is just lunatus then a certain amount of thinking and re-definition of the wing markings is required. A very interesting submission, many thanks.

Ian Wallace, UK Trichoptera Recording Scheme

nightfly's picture

Hi Ian, Could you give me

Hi Ian,

Could you give me some idea of how to get in touch with Jim O'Connor please?

Cathal.

nightfly's picture

Thanks Ian, I am very

Thanks Ian,

I am very grateful for the feedback. It would be really good to have someone in the know take a close look at one of these, I will attempt to trap a voucher specimen in the coming year.

Its very interesting that you agree with what I have said above.

Cathal.

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Hi Ian, I just found this

Hi Ian,

I just found this image of L. borealis online:

http://www.kolumbus.fi/esko.viitanen/limnephilus_borealis.htm

Its virtually identical to my caddis above.

Cathal.