» Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
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Pictures of 129 Caddisfly Specimens:
Leptoceridae Caddisfly Adult
View 17 PicturesThis specimen keyed easily to Leptoceridae, but I hit a bit of a dead end in the genus key, because I can't seem to find the cross-veins in the wings that are supposed to help narrow it down. I took pictures of all the relevant features under the microscope; maybe somebody with more experience with the family can help. Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa
View 3 PicturesI was surprised how bright green this pupa is. It's chartreuse. After collecting it, I experimented with melting down chartreuse jigs and making little translucent rubber caddis abdomens on my flies. They looked good, and the trout liked them, but they weren't very durable at all. This specimen is recently deceased in the photographs. Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges) Caddisfly Larva
View 7 PicturesThe size of the head compared to the body in this larva is surprising, and I think this means it's a fairly early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) of something which is going to get a lot bigger, but I'm not sure. Rhyacophila carolina (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva
View 8 PicturesThis specimens shows that the name "green rockworm" doesn't quite fit all Rhyacophila larvae, even though it does fit the majority. This is actually the first of their larvae that I've found in a different color. I'm not sure if it's because of the species or because this is a young one, but I have found equally small green larvae, so I'm guessing it's the species.