First results of Trichoptera collecting with light traps at Vila do Conde (Portugal)

  • L. S. W. Terra
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Two light traps have been operated every third night from early May 1976 to late May 1977 in the grounds of the Portugese Freshwater Biological Station at Vila do Conde. The total number of species collected so far is 28. Two species, Tinodes assimilis and Hydropsyche lobata, have very long flight periods, being collected almost all the year round, while Tinodes waeneri shows also a long flight period with two well-defined peaks. Other species have shorter flight periods, which are especially short for Agapetus laniger and Oecetis alexanderi. The light traps are still in operation.


River Bank Light Trap Fish Pond Flight Period Station Building 
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