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SundulaSeptember 10th, 2006, 9:28 pm
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
I need help idendifying this caddis larva I beleive it be Hydropsychidae I found it in the North Fork of the South Platte the picture is not the best but the color is fairly true. It is about 12mm long. There were several "nets" in the area and I found it under a rock in a medium speed riffle there was no "net" on the rock I found it under. I am fairly confident of the family but am not sure of the genus. Any info would be nice I am new at the "Name That bug Game".
TaxonSeptember 11th, 2006, 2:00 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1296

I'd need to see the head capsule portion of this photo in higher resolution in order to even narrow it down to subfamily (Arctopsychinae, Diplectroninae, Macronematinae, or Hydropsychinae).
Roger Rohrbeck
SundulaSeptember 11th, 2006, 8:49 am
Littleton, Colorado

Posts: 35
I couldn't get a good shot of the head it kept moving around. Oh well thanks for the help.
TaxonSeptember 11th, 2006, 9:43 am
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1296
Was the photo you sent Jason in full resolution?
Roger Rohrbeck
TroutnutSeptember 11th, 2006, 2:06 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2547
I agree that it's definitely Hydropsychidae, but it's hard from that angle to narrow it down. I notice the view-full-size link on the picture isn't working. I'll try to get that fixed tonight.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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