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Male Dolophilodes distinctus (Tiny Black Gold Speckled-Winged Caddis) Caddisfly Adult Pictures

 This caddis species was dancing high over the stream, spaced a foot or two apart across most of its width, very much like Ephemera mayfly spinners but with more side-to-side motion mixed in. There were more than enough to get the trout interested, but I wasn't able to stick around until they fell on the water (if they did at all).

This caddisfly was collected from Mystery Creek #42 on May 28th, 2007 and added to Troutnut.com on June 4th, 2007.

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Dolophilodes (Philopotamidae) 1 Reply »
Posted by Litobrancha on Jun 12, 2007
Last reply on Jun 12, 2007 by Troutnut
This is a male dolophilodes, probably distinctus.

You can distinguish philopotamids from hydropsychids by the ocellar head warts that are absent in hydropsychids.

D. distinctus is everywhere, along with Oecetis inconspicua, including perhaps the moon, inner four planets and in orbit. it is a beautiful insect however.
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