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(Potamophyhlax)

Observed: 4th August 2013 By: ThistleThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in InvertebratesThistle’s reputation in Invertebrates
(Potamophyhlax)
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Yet another Caddisfly I can't manage to find anywhere in the books or internet. Can anyone help, please?
Edit: Changed to match Ian's ID. Many thanks.

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caddis

On a positive slant see pictures etc

http://www.naturespot.org.uk/taxonomy/term/19486

On a negative slant from

http://www.riverflies.org/identification-trichoptera

Identifying adult caddis
Adult caddis can be pinned, or preserved in isopropyl alcohol, available
from chemists. However, their identification is troublesome. Despite
having patterned wings, only about a third of species can be identified
using wing patterns AND there are currently no books showing the
patterns anyway. Examination of the genitalia is necessary to get to
species level in most cases, and the only in-print guide costs about
£150. Enlisting the assistance of an expert is the only practical solution
for most beginners.