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Little Brown Short-horned Sedges

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MatchScientific Name
****Glossosoma

This common name refers to only one genus.

Saddle-case Maker Genus Glossosoma

These are pretty much always called Little Brown Short-horned Sedges.
The sporadic emergence of these caddisflies diminishes the importance of the freshly emerged adults and pupae, but they have unique periods of vulnerability as larvae during the day and again as diving egg layers at dusk that can make them very important. A taxon can only have one common name attached in the title but this is one of those genera whose species come in a variety of colors and descriptive common names. In the West their bodies generally come in tan to brown shades with matching wings, their wings can be speckled grayish tan or even almost black as with an eastern species. Some western rivers have astounding populations. See Glossosomatidae for more information.
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