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Caddisfly Species Psychomyia flavida (Dinky Purple Breasted Sedge)

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These small caddisflies are noteworthy because they are widespread and can be extremely abundant, and they are capable of parthenogenesis (Parthenogenesis: In some species of insects and other living things, such as the mayfly species Ameletus ludens, reproduction can take place without fertilization by a male. This process is called parthenogenesis.).  

Where & When

Regions: East, Midwest, West

Time Of Year (?): June through August

Preferred Waters: Most abundant in large-river rapids

This species is most abundant in the East and Midwest, but Gary LaFontaine discovered that there are also good populations in Montana. He mentions in Caddisflies that this can be the most abundant species of caddisfly on many rivers.

Hatching Behavior

Time Of Day (?): Usually after dark; may be sporadic all day on cloudy days

The emergence can be very intense. Flights of adults are almost all female because they don't require males to reproduce.

Larva & Pupa Biology

Current Speed: Fast

Environmental Tolerance: Best in cold water

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