This genus may be abundant in slow midwestern rivers, although it is not widely regarded as important. Where & WhenTime Of Year (?): Mid-July to early September
» Genus Molanna (Gray Checkered Sedges)
4 species aren't included.
Preferred Waters: Lakes and slow rivers
Hatching BehaviorPupae emerge on the surface and may take an unusully long time to struggle free of the film.Egg-Laying BehaviorFemales dive to the bottom to oviposit.Larva & Pupa BiologyDiet: Plant matter, plankton, smaller insects
Substrate: Sand or mud
Shelter Type: Flat rock pieces with a "hood" that covers the head of the insect. LaFontaine in Caddisflies compares its shape to a cobra head.
Pictures of 1 Caddisfly Specimen in the Genus Molanna:
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