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Rhyacophila fuscula (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

This caddisfly was collected from Mystery Creek #62 on April 1st, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com on April 3rd, 2007.

This picture came out poorly, but it still shows pretty well just what effective tools those rear prolegs are for caddis larvae to grip the rocks.  It can be surprisingly hard to pick them up when they're grabbing onto something.  Rhyacophila fuscula (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva from Mystery Creek #62 in New York
This picture came out poorly, but it still shows pretty well just what effective tools those rear prolegs are for caddis larvae to grip the rocks. It can be surprisingly hard to pick them up when they're grabbing onto something.

Recent Discussions of this Larva

sedge larva 4 Replies »
Posted by HELENE on Oct 10, 2007
Last reply on Aug 9, 2012 by Sayfu
I've found some sedge larva (?) in a small stream in Wales, living in small tiny, tiny pebbles, like a tunnel! I do recognize the head and legs and would love to know a little bit more about them! Some also had sticks glued to the pebbles, looking like grasshoppers that's drowned! I shall look forward to hearing from you on my e-mail - helenemills2@yahoo.co.uk - Thanks Helene Mills
Replyinsect help 21 Replies »
Posted by Herefishy on Apr 7, 2007
Last reply on Jan 9, 2012 by Entoman
I'm new to flyfishing and the art/ science of insect identification.
This caddis larvae is also known as a hellgramite- correct? Is a caddis larvae and a caddisfly the same? Are there any simple books out there that will help me get started with realy understanding the food that trout eat?
ReplyRhyacophila Emergence 2 Replies »
Posted by Flybyknight on Nov 24, 2007
Last reply on Jan 29, 2010 by FlyDoc
Interesting to learn that Jason collected R. fuscula April 1st. My hatch chart for the East Branch Delaware needs to be corrected, as I had R. fuscula hatching much later. Schweibert mentions this insect on p.83.

Dick
ReplyRyacophila on spring? 8 Replies »
Posted by LittleJ on Nov 4, 2008
Last reply on Nov 8, 2008 by LittleJ
any one know if we have these guys on spring creek(pa) ? I was putting together my box for fri. and realized all I know of spring creek caddis are tan and no grannoms.
thanks
Jeff
ReplyRhyacophila fuscula
Posted by Litobrancha on Apr 12, 2007
this looks like rhyacophila fuscula, a common but beautiful huge rhyacophila that is cosmopolitan and abundant. What a bug!!!
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