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Guide to the adult caddisflies or sedge flies (Trichoptera)

  • Code: OP129
  • Author(s): Barnard and Ross
  • Date: 2008
  • Price : £3.80

Looking for an identification guide to caddisflies?

Adult caddisflies, also known as sedge flies, are well known to fly fishermen, who imitate them with artificial flies. Moth recorders are also familiar with the group, finding some species in their light-traps.

As well as colour photographs of a representative species from each family, key information is given on the habitats, flight period, wing length and other useful identification characters (number of spurs on the legs, presence of ocelli, number of palps). In fold-out chart format, this guide is small enough to put in a rucksack (folds to B5 size - approx. 24 x 18 cm / 10 in x 6.5 in) and has a splash-proof laminated coating for protection in the field.

AIDGAP produces simple and clearly written identification keys, aimed at non-specialist users from age 16+

The FSC is one of the UK's leading publishers of identification guides, ranging from easy to use fold-out charts through intermediate level AIDGAP guides, to specialist books such as the Synopses of the British Fauna and RES Handbooks.

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