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Keep your eyes peeled for the Orange-striped stonefly

The Orange-striped stonefly is the subject of a new survey by the Riverfly Recording Schemes. British populations of the Orange-striped stonefly have recently been classified as a seperate species to Perlodes microcephalus, a species common across the rest of Europe. The new name for the British species is Perlodes mortoni. We need to know the distribution of Orange-striped stoneflies in the UK to confirm its species status and help inform conservation action.

RES handbook of adult caddisflies

Caddis experts Peter Barnard and Emma Ross have authored the new RES Handbook of The adult Trichoptera (caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland. Whether interested in caddis from an angling or freshwater perspective, or a moth trapper wanting to find out more about caddis bycatch, this guide is set to be the standard work on identifying adult caddisflies for years to come. Available from The Field Studies Council for £29.50.

Riverfly Recording Schemes Report 2010/11

The valuable work of the Riverfly Recording Schemes over the last two years is detailed in the 2010/11 report available on the Freshwater Biological Association website. Efforts to increase and facilitate interest in riverfly recording have been made through events and media, as well as the development of online recording.

Riverfly photography competition

National Insect Week 2012 runs from 25 June to 1 July. As part of the week's activities The Riverfly Partnership is running a competition for the best riverfly photograph, with a first prize of £500. The competition will be open from 25 June to 31 October 2012. In the meantime keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready when out and about by the river. For more information download the photography competition poster or contact

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