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Little Black Sedges

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***Chimarra
*Lepidostoma

Like most common names, "Little Black Sedge" can refer to more than one taxon. They're previewed below, along with 3 specimens. For more detail click through to the scientific names.

Caddisfly Genus Chimarra

These are often called Little Black Sedges.
Chimarra aterrima is the most important species.
Chimarra (Little Black Sedges) Caddisfly LarvaChimarra (Little Black Sedges) Caddisfly Larva View 6 Pictures
Collected March 30, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on April 2, 2007

Little Brown Sedge Genus Lepidostoma

These are very rarely called Little Black Sedges.
This genus is important for trout anglers. Many species of Lepidostoma produce excellent hatches, especially in the West. Lepidostoma can be very prolific in spring creek environments or smaller runoff streams with springs. Lepidostoma togatum is the most important species of this genus in the East and Midwest. The West has several species that are important.
Lepidostoma (Little Brown Sedges) Little Brown Sedge LarvaLepidostoma (Little Brown Sedges) Little Brown Sedge Larva View 6 PicturesThis one got a little bit damaged in the abdomen when I extracted it from its case. That's a delicate job.
Collected May 6, 2007 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 18, 2007
Female Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge AdultFemale Lepidostoma podagrum (Little Brown Sedge) Little Brown Sedge Adult View 3 PicturesThese specimens are still alive, just very cold, so the colors are accurate. I put them in the freezer for a bit to settle them down and overdid it a little:)
Collected May 12, 2011 from in
Added to Troutnut.com by on December 14, 2011
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