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Rhyacophila dorsalis

Observed: 26th May 2012 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
26 May 2012 Gren (109)
26 May 2012 Gren (108)
Description:
Identifications
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    Likely ID
    A caddisfly (Rhyacophila dorsalis)
    Confidence: It might be this.
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Comments

ophrys's picture

Rhyaco-phila

Had to check the derivation of that one and rhyax- is a fast, rushing torrent, so the name fits..."The Torrent Lover".

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Very interesting Ian, it

Very interesting Ian, it would fit the habitat descriptions for the genus, there is no mention of any of the 4 inhabiting still water. They're all river species with "fast rivers and streams" and "stoney rivers and streams" specified but no ponds or lakes mentioned.

Thanks for this.

Cathal.