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Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

 The size of the head compared to the body in this larva is surprising, and I think this means it's a fairly early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) of something which is going to get a lot bigger, but I'm not sure.

This caddisfly was collected from the Neversink River (above reservoir) on May 6th, 2007 and added to on May 10th, 2007.

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Looks like neophylax 1 Reply »
Posted by Litobrancha on May 13, 2007
Last reply on Dec 21, 2007 by Creno
can't tell how much mesonotum sclerites are emarginated but has the horsehead look of Neophylax. case too. legs are long too. don't know any of the other uenoids.

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