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Lepidostoma (Little Brown Sedges) Little Brown Sedge Larva Pictures

 This one got a little bit damaged in the abdomen when I extracted it from its case. That's a delicate job.

This little brown sedge was collected from Mongaup Creek on May 6th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com on May 18th, 2007.

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Caddis ID 1 Reply »
Posted by DMM on May 18, 2007
Last reply on Dec 22, 2007 by Creno
It may be Lepidostoma. It appears to be lacking a dorsal hump, and the genus is quite large. The cases can be highly variable and can be made of sand or organic materials.
ReplyPerhaps Platycentropus 1 Reply »
Posted by Taxon on May 18, 2007
Last reply on May 18, 2007 by Troutnut
Based on the case, I would think Platycentropus. Can you see if it has prosternal horns extending beyond the head capsule to mentum of labium? See Merrit p. 375 Figure 18.191.
ReplyCased caddis needs an ID
Posted by Troutnut on May 18, 2007
My pictures of this one aren't great so I'd rather not try to actually follow a key through for it... any of you caddis guys just recognize it? It's a pretty distinctive case.
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