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Northern February Red, Brachyptera putata

The northern February red (Brachyptera putata) is a species of stonefly that is thought to be native to Scotland, but was once be found in Wales, England, and can still be found in Ukraine. It once preferred a habitat along the River Usk, which runs through Wye and Wales, England and it is known to prefer cold waters. Males are known for being poor fliers, because they have shorter wings than those of females. The northern February red is thought to be extinct in Wales and England, due to increasing farming practices, but it is still common in its native Scotland, with a possible growing population.

Image Caption: Picture of a member of the family Pteronarcyidae. Credit: Trépas/Wikipedia

Northern February Red Brachyptera putata


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