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Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa Pictures

 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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Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
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Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin

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Identification: Cheumatopsyche
Posted by Litobrancha on Sep 23, 2006
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.

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