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National Insect Week returns in 2018

Stoneflies

ORDER: PLECOPTERA

(Ancient Greek - pleco = folded or braided ; pteron = wing)

Aquatic insects that live in running water as larvae.

 

Insects in this order

  • Predatory Stonefly

    Stoneflies are freshwater invertebrates and most species live in fast flowing upland freshwater. Nymphs require highly oxygenated and unpolluted water, their presence is therefore an indicator of good water quality. More than 30 different species of stonefly live in Britain, the Predatory Stonefly...

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Midge burgers

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