Taxonomy

Protonemura praecox

Distribution

Species Biology

Identification

Nymph identification: 0.6 to 10 mm in size. Recognised from the separation of the terga and sternum in the first five abdominal segments whereas P. meyeri the separation occurs in the first four segments, with partial separation in segments five to eight.

Habitat

Small fast flowing streams at high altitude.

Life cycle

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

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Very rare and restricted. All verified records from Wicklow Mountains. Has bee recorded from 7 10km squares in Ireland.

Temporal change

Records submitted to Data Centre in 2021

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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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