Hydropsyche

This  beautifully marked caddisfly was attracted to my moth trap, as most of them are which I feature on this blog. Known as the angler’s ‘Grey Flags’ or ‘Marbled Sedges’, there are nine species found in Britain, and need microscopic examination to determine the exact species.


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August 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

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  1. I often have Caddis in the moth trap and find them difficult to ID. I was recently in contact with Ian Wallace from Liverpool Museum and I seem to have given him a push to work on a photographic ID presentation and possibly a book later in 2018

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    1. I get quite a few in the moth trap too, Paul, but like you say they are a tricky group to identify. I have found ‘The Adult Trichoptera (caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland’ by Peter Barnard and Emma Ross quite a useful guide, but some need microscopic examination for accurate ids. I would certainly go for that new book in 2018 if it is published!

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