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The Specimen

Mystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly AdultMystacides sepulchralis (Black Dancer) Caddisfly Adult View 10 PicturesThis was one of many of its species which were gathered in small, low-flying swarms of about a dozen insects near the alder trees in the afternoon on a small stream.
Collected August 22, 2006 from the West Branch of Owego Creek in New York
Added to by on August 23, 2006

The Discussion

TaxonAugust 24th, 2006, 12:11 am
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Plano, TX

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Based on wings being shiny black rather than dull, and it not having been collected in the West, it is most likely M. sepulchralis.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
TroutnutAugust 24th, 2006, 8:26 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2569
Thanks Roger. I'm glad someone around here knows their caddisflies!

Now that I've finally finished getting the new site up, I'm going to start learning my bugs a little better too, especially my caddisflies.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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