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Sericostoma personatum (Kirby & Spence 1826)  
.Sericostoma personatum

Distribution: The species is widespread throughout Europe and European Russia.

Habitat: Aquatic stages of Sericostoma personatum live in springs, trickles, rivulets, small rivers and occasionally in lakes (Botosaneanu & Malicky 1978, Pitsch 1993, Neu 2003, Wallace et al. 2003). The larvae burrow into the sediment during the day and come out at night to feed (Waringer & Graf 1997, Dobson et al. 2000). The species does not occur in organic polluted water.

Nutrition: Larvae are shredders (Graf et al. 2002).

Adults: Adults are on the wing from June to August (Waringer & Graf 1997).