Northern February red stonefly – Buglife Scotland, Citizen Science Project

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If you’re out and about on the river banks over the next couple of months keep an eye out for the Brachytera putata, Northern February red stonefly, a species only found in Scottish watercourses. Craig Macadam of Buglife Scotland is mapping the locations of these insects across Scotland and needs the help of the public. The males have short stunted wings making them poor flyers and can be found migrating over shingle banks, where as the female is more capable of flight and has 3 dark bars across the wings. With everyone carrying smartphones these days there’s no excuse for…

Source: Ayshire River Trust – Northern February red stonefly – Buglife Scotland, Citizen Science Project