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Rhyacophila mainensis (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

 This is the first Rhyacophila larva I've seen with this striking black banded appearance. I caught several larvae of this species in a fast riffle in a mid-sized trout stream.

This caddisfly was collected from Fall Creek on March 30th, 2007 and added to on April 2nd, 2007.

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R. mainensis 1 Reply »
Posted by GONZO on Apr 3, 2007
Last reply on Jun 12, 2007 by Litobrancha
Pretty sure that the dark bands and the proleg configuration indicate mainensis.

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