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Sialis lutaria  Alderfly,Megaloptera,Neuropterida,Sialidae,Sialis,Sialis lutaria Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

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  1. Will never get tired of your obscure insects. Posted 2 years ago
    1. Thanks Ferdy :o) Actually I was a bit surprised to see this species was still missing - it is very common on the waterside, all over the country. Rui had introduced the order Megaloptera with a Sialis from Portugal before, but it was a different species. Posted 2 years ago
      1. Awesome! I really can't tell the diference between fuliginosa/lutaria just with a quick looking. They're so similar, impressive. Great species intro* Cheers! Posted 2 years ago

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''Sialis lutaria'' is a species of alderfly belonging to the order Megaloptera family Sialidae.

This species is mainly present in Austria, Belgium, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Romania and Switzerland.

They have a stocky body with a black or dark brown basic coloration, including head and legs. The wings are greyish, membranous and translucent, with pronounced dark venation. At rest they are held roof-like over their body. Adults can.. more

Similar species: Alderflies, Fishflies, Etc.
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 13, 2017.