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Caddisfly Family Psychomyiidae

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Genus in PsychomyiidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
LypeDark Eastern Woodland Sedges00
PsychomyiaDinky Purple Breasted Sedges00

2 genera aren't included.
Two species of this small family may be very abundant and important to the angler, Psychomyia flavida and Lype diversa.

Hatching Behavior

The pupae emerge by swimming to the surface.

Egg-Laying Behavior

Females dive to the bottom of the river to lay their eggs.

Larva & Pupa Biology

Diet: Algae, leaves, animal matter

Shelter Type: Silk tube attached to underwater surfaces and covered with various types of stream debris

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