Taxonomy

Protonemura meyeri

Distribution

Species Biology

Identification

Nymph identification: 0.5 to 10 mm in size. This genus is easily identified by the three stout sausage-shaped gills on each side of the prosternum.

Habitat

Streams and rivers on stable substrates with moss, algae and leaf packets.

Life cycle

Univoltine - produces one brood in a year. Adult flight period is from February to September. Nymphs present from July to May.

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Common and widespread.  Has been recorded from 239 10km squares in Ireland.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2020

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References

Publications

H.B. Feeley, J-R. Baars & M. Kelly-Quinn (2016) The Stonefly (Plecoptera) of Ireland –
Distribution, Life Histories & Ecology
. National Biodiversity Data Centre, Waterford. Ireland.

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