A progress report on studies of Irish Trichoptera

  • J. P. O’Connor
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While Irish caddisflies have been studied intermittently for nearly one hundred and fifty years, our knowledge of the group remains incomplete. Since 1972, seventeen species have been added to the Irish list. During the current investigation, fly-killing aerosol sprays were found to be a particularly valuable aid when trapping adults. Although the Irish fauna is poorer than that of Great Britain, it does nevertheless contain many interesting Trichoptera. Certain of these species appear to be glacial or interglacial relicts.


British Isle Lotic Habitat English Lake District Larval Site Glacial Episode 
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