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Wingless Velia sp.

Observed: 2nd March 2013 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
3 March 13 (250)
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Identification

Males of the two Velia have a large spine on the hind femur, females lack these. The males need to be dissected to identify. But females are quite simple to identify by looking at the shape of the abdomen in side view. Downturned in saulii and upturned in caprai.

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Thanks again Limnoporous,

Thanks again Limnoporous, prbably a caprai again based on location- upland stream? (in north county Antrim)

Cathal.