Ecdyonurus torrentis (Large Brook Dun/Spinner)

This large and widespread European upwinged fly is inhabitant of the stony rivers. Nymphs are stone clingers.

Ecdyonurus nymph

It is not sensitive to moderate pollution and temperature oscillations.

Large Brook Dun can be found near the bank,  on the bushes, rocks and often on the water surface.

Ecdyonurus torrentis subimago

 

After final  transformation in the adult insect, smaller groups of males and females swarms above the water.

ecdyon

Interestingly, the same species can be found in brownish and reddish color.

ecdyonurus imagos

Flight period: april – june

Length: about 2 cm

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