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The Specimen

Cheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly PupaCheumatopsyche (Little Sister Sedges) Caddisfly Pupa View 3 PicturesI was surprised how bright green this pupa is. It's chartreuse. After collecting it, I experimented with melting down chartreuse jigs and making little translucent rubber caddis abdomens on my flies. They looked good, and the trout liked them, but they weren't very durable at all. This specimen is recently deceased in the photographs.
Collected May 18, 2004 from the Namekagon River in Wisconsin
Added to Troutnut.com by on January 25, 2006

The Discussion

LitobranchaSeptember 23rd, 2006, 2:55 pm
Knoxville TN

Posts: 51
This is cheumatopsyche female. note at the posterior end of the abdomen the two semi-rectangular plates that are distinct to the base, that is a good diagnostic for cheumatopsyche.

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