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Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa Pictures

 This is the first fully formed caddis pupa (technically, a pharate adult (Pharate adult: Caddisflies are considered to be pupae during their transformation from larva into adult. This transformation is complete before they're ready to emerge. The emerging insect we imitate with the "pupa" patterns we tie is technically called a pharate adult. It is a fully-formed adult caddisfly with one extra layer of exoskeleton surrounding it and restricting its wings.)) that I've collected and photographed alive and healthy. I'll put a video of this specimen online soon, too.

This caddisfly was collected from Cayuta Creek on April 14th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com on April 22nd, 2007.

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imitation? 4 Replies »
Posted by Flytyer0423 on Aug 14, 2009
Last reply on Oct 5, 2012 by Sayfu
what is a good caddis pupa pattern ive been looking for them online and didnt find anything that worked for me

thanks-
natureboy
ReplyHydropsychidae (?) 6 Replies »
Posted by GONZO on Apr 23, 2007
Last reply on Dec 22, 2007 by Creno
This looks like a hydropsychid to me, but I'd be happy to have comments from the experts.
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