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Water Cricket

Observed: 24th February 2013 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
24 Feb 13 (25)
24 Feb 13 (18)
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Hi John, Could you link me to

Hi John,

Could you link me to any definite V. saulii images/reference material. I tried to google search for images but got the usual mixture of velia images with a variety of titles. It'd be good to see a definite saulii, there are more caprai images available. Thanks.

Cathal.

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Velia id.

The recording scheme newsletters are at www.hetnews.org.uk

No. 12 has an article about separating Velia spp. But with males, I would prefer to dissect them to be certain.

John

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Thanks John, thats good

Thanks John, thats good reference material. I must try to put it into use and study some specimens, see if I can get any reliable IDs of either species.

Cathal.

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Concentrate on getting

Concentrate on getting females - no spines on the hind femur. They are much easier to key out to species.

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Thanks John, yeah I'm not

Thanks John, yeah I'm not quite ready to start dissecting males so I'll stick to the females for now. One thing I noticed about this one above was the height of the orange ridges along the abdomen. I hadnt seen it so ridge like before.

Cathal.