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Green Sedges

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***Rhyacophilidae

This common name refers to only one family.

Caddisfly Family Rhyacophilidae

These are often called Green Sedges.
See Rhyacophila for details. It is an extremely important trout stream genus, containing well over 100 American species.

The other genus, Himalopsyche, contains only one relatively unimportant American species.
Rhyacophila (Green Sedges) Caddisfly NymphRhyacophila (Green Sedges) Caddisfly Nymph View 2 Pictures
Collected May 8, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on June 27, 2011
Rhyacophila fuscula (Green Sedge) Caddisfly LarvaRhyacophila fuscula (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva View 11 Pictures
Collected April 1, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 3, 2007
Rhyacophila (Green Sedges) Caddisfly PupaRhyacophila (Green Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa View 11 PicturesI collected this pupa and several like it from the same stream and on the same day as this larva. I suspect they're the same species. Every pupa I collected was in a brown casing like the one shown in one of the pictures below. I cut this pupa out of its case after a picture so you can see more details. It is close to but not fully developed.
Collected June 5, 2005 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 25, 2006
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