I was surprised how bright green this pupa is. It's chartreuse. After collecting it, I experimented with melting down chartreuse jigs and making little translucent rubber caddis abdomens on my flies. They looked good, and the trout liked them, but they weren't very durable at all. This specimen is recently deceased in the photographs.
This caddisfly was collected from the Namekagon River on May 18th, 2004 and added to Troutnut.com on January 25th, 2006.
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This is cheumatopsyche female. note at the posterior end of the abdomen the two semi-rectangular plates that are distinct to the base, that is a good diagnostic for cheumatopsyche. Reply
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