Always keep that bug net to hand

A tiny insect last recorded in Britain in 1881, and thought to have since died out, has been found near a river in Assynt in the north west Highlands.

David Pryce spotted the pincer-tailed caddisfly – Hydroptila Tigurina.

caddisfly

The previous recording, over a century ago, was made in 1881 at Ambleside in Cumbria.

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