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Caddisfly Species Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer)

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Regions: East, Midwest, West

Preferred Waters: Spring ponds and rivers


Larva & Pupa Biology


Current Speed: Still or slow

Pictures of 3 Caddisfly Specimens in the Species Mystacides sepulchralis:

Male Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly AdultMale Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult View 10 PicturesThis was one of many of its species which were gathered in small, low-flying swarms of about a dozen insects near the alder trees in the afternoon on a small stream.
Collected August 22, 2006 from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on August 23, 2006
Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly AdultMystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult View 3 PicturesI captured this small caddisfly from one of many dense mating swarms under overhanging alder trees in a slow stretch of the river. There were localized rises of trout under the swarms.
Collected July 29, 2004 from the Bois Brule River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by Troutnut on January 25, 2006

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