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How about L.rhombicus or L.flavicornis?
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Hi Mark, I dont think its rhombicus, I was studying it in a book earlier and it is distinctively marked, a bit larger too. Rhombicus has a diagnostic pale 'rhomboid' (diamond shape) in the centre of the forewing. Gonna check flavicornis now I think its much bolder marked and possibly larger?
I was very wrong about flavicornis being bolder marked, its actually a pale virtually unmarked Limnephilus. The size of my caddis would be right for the smaller end of the flavicornis range but I think the above insect is too richly marked, too brown.
Looks quite like vittatus to me, and Barnard & Ross suggest that the venation can be variable when they say that fork 3 is "usually" stalked.
Sounds a bit big though, and patterning can also be variable in different species so its perhaps not one that be confirmed to species without a specimen.
I was looking at the diagram where fork 3 is depicted, I took from the text that the venation was diagnostic and seperated this Limnephilus from all others. I just dont know, as you say it certainly looks like a vittatus. The size wouldn't be that far out that I would disregard the species on that alone. What I mean is my measuring may not have been too exact. I have long since realised how careful caddis measuring needs to be. A millimetre can mean quite a lot. Thanks.
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