20 May 2021Ended

Caddisfly Larvae Webinar


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May 2021


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This webinar will cover the aquatic larvae (and pupae) of caddis. Large numbers of larval species records are made each year by professional .. Read more biologists as part of water quality monitoring. However, very few records are made by amateurs. There is quite a lot going against caddis larvae, charismatic as they are, as far as being tackled by naturalist recorders:-. The increase in ownership of microscopes and the ability to capture images they produce by using for example mobile phones suggests a renaissance in larval recording by naturalists could be encouraged. This webinar will introduce some of the techniques to improve success at finding caddis larvae and provide an introduction to the families that may supplement the “FSC Simple Key” and the larger Freshwater Biological Association Keys and get people past the dreaded “Introductory Key to Families” that often discourages people from starting any group. This session will be followed by an Adult Caddis webinar in the Autumn (date tbc) to coincide with the publication of The new Guide to Adult Caddis that Ian is writing with Sharon and Peter Flint.

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