Stonefly Survey

We are being asked to help map the location of the Northern February red stonefly (Brachyptera putata).

It was was first found in the River Clyde in 1838, but now it mainly occurs in northern Scotland, it hasn’t been nationally surveyed since 2010. 

There is a desperate need to find out where the species now occurs, to map in which rivers it lives.This is the perfect time of year to spot the adult stoneflies as they bask on fenceposts in the winter sunlight – take a picture of the stonefly and send it to scotland@buglife.org.uk