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Caddisfly Species Polycentropus cinereus (Brown Checkered Summer Sedge)

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Regions: East, Midwest, West

Time Of Year (?): June through August; best from mid-June through early July

Preferred Waters: Lakes and streams


Hatching Behavior


Time Of Day (?): Evening

The pupae emerge on the surface.

Egg-Laying Behavior


Time Of Day: Evening

Females dive to the bottom to oviposit.

Larva & Pupa Biology


Current Speed: Slow

Environmental Tolerance: Best in cool, clear water

Shelter Type: Larvae live in a silk tube used as an ambush point, or build a net to capture prey

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