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Cased caddis

Observed: 3rd March 2013 By: nightflynightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebratesnightfly’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

Just not clear on the likeliest candidate for this larva. Possibly a Limnephilus- is this a long-legged or a short legged larva? Anabolia nervosa is another possibility. A. nervosa and various Limnephilus are present and also Mystacides longicornis. I think the live vegetation might be significant but I cant find where I read that in Ian Wallaces key to caddis larvae.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

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Thanks Inopinatus. I didnt

Thanks Inopinatus. I didnt know if these legs were in the long or the short bracket, thanks for the clarification on how to differentiate.

Cathal.

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Limnephilus lunatus is the

Limnephilus lunatus is the most likely candidate species

Ian Wallace, UK Trichoptera Recording Scheme

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Thanks Ian.

Thanks Ian.

Cathal.