Little Sister Sedges
This name reflects the close relationship of Cheumatopsyche to the better-known genus Hydropsyche, the Spotted Sedge.
This common name refers to only one genus.
These are often called Little Sister Sedges.
Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa
View 10 PicturesThis is the first fully formed caddis pupa (technically, a pharate adult (Pharate adult: Caddisflies are considered to be pupae during their transformation from larva into adult. This transformation is complete before they're ready to emerge. The emerging insect we imitate with the "pupa" patterns we tie is technically called a pharate adult. It is a fully-formed adult caddisfly with one extra layer of exoskeleton surrounding it and restricting its wings.)) that I've collected and photographed alive and healthy. I'll put a video of this specimen online soon, too.
Collected April 14, 2007
from in Added to Troutnut.com by on April 22, 2007