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Guide to the British Stonefly (Plecoptera) families: adults and larvae

  • Code: OP113
  • Author(s): Pryce, Macadam & Brooks
  • Date: 2007
  • Price : £3.80

This introductory AIDGAP field guide to stoneflies includes identification keys for the identification of both stonefly larvae and adults to family level.

Reliable identification is possible for specimens over 5mm in length. Scientific species names are mainly used but these are matched with the common names in the flight calendar at the end of the chart.

In Britain, 34 species of stonefly have been recorded, belonging to seven families. Two of the species are, however, possibly extinct and one further species, Isogenus nubecula, appears to have suffered a catastrophic decline; its only known UK site is on the Welsh River Dee.

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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