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Summer Flier Sedges

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This common name refers to only one genus.

Caddisfly Genus Limnephilus

These are often called Summer Flier Sedges.
This prolific genus is most important in lakes, spring ponds, and beaver ponds, but some of its species do well enough in spring creeks and slow pools to be important to trout there.
Limnephilus externus (Summer Flier Sedge) Caddisfly NymphLimnephilus externus (Summer Flier Sedge) Caddisfly Nymph View 1 PicturesThis caddis is one of the most abundant caddisflies in temporary ponds of Glacier Park. The larvae build a round case of detritus (Detritus: Small, loose pieces of decaying organic matter underwater.) and dead plant material that can get quite large.
Collected June 25, 2008 from in
Added to by on June 26, 2011
Limnephilus (Summer Flier Sedges) Caddisfly LarvaLimnephilus (Summer Flier Sedges) Caddisfly Larva View 4 Pictures
Collected January 14, 2004 from in
Added to by on January 25, 2006
Female Limnephilus frijole (Summer Flier Sedge) Caddisfly AdultFemale Limnephilus frijole (Summer Flier Sedge) Caddisfly Adult View 1 Pictures
Collected September 9, 2011 from in
Added to by on September 14, 2011
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