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Saw this little fella on the way back from University, had a camera handy so took some photos. I'm from Northern England and haven't seen anything like this before. Anyone able to tell me?
Good photos - thanks - always helps.
It is a stonefly (Plecoptera), recognizable by the way they hold their wings and the pair or cerci (tails).
This one is an orange-striped stonefly, Perlodes mortoni.
That used to be considered as Perlodes microcephala, but it has recently been split, such that the British insect is recognized as a separate pecies, Perlodes mortoni.
You might like to contact the survey (email address on that page); you'll note there is only one dot on the map for N. England.
Mike, thanks for the quick response and all the info, you learn something new everyday it seems
I'll definitely look into it further.