Taxonomy

Leuctra hippopus

Distribution

Species Biology

Identification

Nymph identification: 0.7 to 9 mm in size. This species is separated from the similar species L. inermis by examining the first four abdominal terga which will lack long thick black bristles (note these hairs may be present on terga 5 to 9).

Habitat

Streams, rivers and lakes.

Life cycle

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

Distribution

World distribution(GBIF)

Irish distribution

Common and widespread throughtout the country.  Recorded from 241 10 km 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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