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|Title: ||Observations on the Trichoptera of the Killarney Lakes, Co. Kerry, Ireland|
|Authors: ||O'Connor, J .P.|
Wise, E. J.
|Issue Date: ||1984|
|Publisher: ||Department of Agriculture and Fisheries [Fisheries Division]|
|Citation: ||O'Connor, James P. & Wise, Edward J., "Observations on the Trichoptera of the Killarney Lakes, Co. Kerry, Ireland", Department of Agriculture and Fisheries [Fisheries Division]|
|Series/Report no.: ||Irish Fisheries Investigations Series A;24|
|Abstract: ||Trichoptera were obtained in two separate surveys of the Killarney Lakes. During eutrophication
investigations, larvae were collected at twelve littoral stations once a month for a year. As part of a
special study of the Irish Trichoptera, larvae, pupae and imagines were collected extensively using
both semiquantitative and qualitative techniques. The combined results of these two surveys demonstrated
that the lakes possesed a rich and interesting trichopterous fauna. Altogether 71 species were
recorded, representing half the known Irish Trichoptera. The Upper Lake had the poorest fauna with 29
species. By contrast, 54 and 58 species were recorded from Muckross Lake and Lough Leane respectively.
A total of six species new to Ireland was discovered. Species of particular interest on the
grounds of rarity or occurrence in lentic rather than lotic habitats included Apatania auricula (Forsslund),
Athripsodes albifrons (Curtis) and Setades argentipunctellus McLachlan.|
|Appears in Collections:||Irish Fisheries Investigations Series A - Freshwater|
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