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Caddisfly Family Uenoidae

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Genus in UenoidaeNumber of SpecimensNumber of Pictures
NeophylaxAutumn Mottled Sedges449
OligophlebodesLittle Western Dark Sedges00

3 genera aren't included.
This caddisfly family is important in the fall. Neophylax may be important nationwide, but Oligophlebodes is only known to provide fishable action in the West.

Every Uenoidae genus used to be in the family Limnephilidae, but in 1985 they were reclassified into their own family. Unspecified aspects of their behavior are probably similar to Limnephilidae.

2 Underwater Pictures of Uenoidae Caddisflies:

A variety of cased caddisfly larvae, probably mostly Neophylax, have clustered along the backside of a rock in fast water.  There seem to be some Helicopsychidae larvae clustered along the bottom, and a few other taxa are mixed in.  It's interesting that several larvae have especially large stones placed over the front openings of their cases, perhaps to block the case off for pupation.

It does seem to be the wrong time of year for Neophylax to be pupating, but that was the ID given for one of these which I collected and photographed up close.  In this picture: Caddisfly Genus Helicopsyche (Speckled Peters) and Caddisfly Genus Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges). From Cayuta Creek in New York.
A variety of cased caddisfly larvae, probably mostly Neophylax, have clustered along the backside of a rock in fast water. There seem to be some Helicopsychidae larvae clustered along the bottom, and a few other taxa are mixed in. It's interesting that several larvae have especially large stones placed over the front openings of their cases, perhaps to block the case off for pupation.

It does seem to be the wrong time of year for Neophylax to be pupating, but that was the ID given for one of these which I collected and photographed up close.

In this picture: Caddisfly Genus Helicopsyche (Speckled Peters) and Caddisfly Genus Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges).
LocationCayuta Creek
Date TakenApr 14, 2007
Date AddedMay 3, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi
A wide variety of caddis larvae and other insects have clustered together on the backside of this rock in fast water.  In this picture: Caddisfly Genus Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges). From Cayuta Creek in New York.
A wide variety of caddis larvae and other insects have clustered together on the backside of this rock in fast water.

In this picture: Caddisfly Genus Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges).
LocationCayuta Creek
Date TakenApr 14, 2007
Date AddedMay 3, 2007
AuthorTroutnut
CameraPENTAX Optio WPi

Recent Discussions of Uenoidae

Family name now Thremmatidae (Little Northeastern Casemakers)
Posted by AndyV on Aug 25, 2022
I believe Uenoidae is now known as Thremmatidae.

~Andy
ReplyFormer classification 2 Replies »
Posted by Troutnut on Jul 24, 2006
Last reply on Jul 24, 2006 by Troutnut
In Caddisflies, LaFontaine mentions Neophylax as a member of the Limnephilidae family. The family Uenoidae is in the same superfamily as Limnephilidae, so I'm wondering if it was a recent split and all the genera used to be in Limnephilidae. I couldn't find anything in a quick web search... anybody know?
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