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Cheumatopsyche lepida (Pictet 1834)  
.Cheumatopsyche lepida
   
  Distribution: Cheumatopsyche lepida is widespread throughout whole Europe, including E-, N- and NW-Russia, Sardinia, Sicily and the North Aegean Isles.

Habitat: This species inhabits lower reaches of rivers and streams with higher current velocity (Botosaneanu & Malicky 1978, Tobias & Tobias 1981, Robert & Wichard 1994, Edington & Hildrew 1995, Waringer & Graf 1997). Larvae are usually found in small numbers; however they can be quite common in the outflows of lakes (Edington & Hildrew 1995).

Nutrition: Larvae are scrapers and filter feeders, feeding on aufwuchs, detritus and small invertebrates (Waringer & Graf 1997, Graf et al. 2002).

Adults: Adults are present from June to September (Waringer & Graf 1997).