» Genus Nyctiophylax (Dinky Light Summer Sedges)
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Time Of Day (?):The pupae take a long time to break through the film.Egg-Laying BehaviorFemales lay their eggs underwater, either by diving through the surface or crawling down streamside rocks and twigs.Larva & Pupa Biology
Current Speed: SlowThese caddisflies build unusual homes, which Gary LaFontaine describes in detail in Caddisflies:
Shelter Type: Unusual retreat; see notes
The small, yellow-and-brown larvae of this genus builds a chamberlike retreat, open at both ends, over a hollow in a stick or rock. It leaves loose threads over each opening and when a smaller animal touches the retreat, disturbing the threads, this eight- to ten-millimeter carnivore rushes out and seizes its prey.
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