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Rhyacophila carolina (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva Pictures

 This specimens shows that the name "green rockworm" doesn't quite fit all Rhyacophila larvae, even though it does fit the majority. This is actually the first of their larvae that I've found in a different color. I'm not sure if it's because of the species or because this is a young one, but I have found equally small green larvae, so I'm guessing it's the species.

This caddisfly was collected from Mongaup Creek on May 6th, 2007 and added to on May 18th, 2007.

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carolina? 3 Replies »
Posted by Litobrancha on Jun 12, 2007
Last reply on May 16, 2011 by Peter_O
fits carolina in the key, but something doesn't look right to me, head shape doesn't really look like carolina and it is rather hairy. love to see an adult!!!

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