Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > Hydropsyche

The Specimen

Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges) Caddisfly AdultNeophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges) Caddisfly Adult View 20 PicturesThis large caddisfly looks really neat close-up.
Collected September 19, 2006 from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by on October 4, 2006

The Discussion

TaxonOctober 4th, 2006, 5:53 pm
Site Editor
Plano, TX

Posts: 1299
Jason-

Looks like Hydrospyche to me, most likely H. betteni. However, if you've keyed it out to Phryganeidae, I'm probably wrong.
Roger Rohrbeck
www.FlyfishingEntomology.com
GONZOOctober 5th, 2006, 12:02 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
My first impression was that the wing didn't have quite the degree of recurve typical of Hydropsyche. The photo of the maxillary palp seems conclusive in ruling out this genus (the fifth segment would be much longer in Hydropsyche).

The pattern of spurs on the legs seems to follow Limnephilidae (1, 2-3, 4) rather than Phryganeidae (2, 4, 4); and the five-segmented palp would be female (in either family). Size, color, habitat, and season all seem to suggest Limnephilus (Summer Flier Sedge) as the likely genus to me; but the Limnephilidae are known as an "unruly" family, and some caddisflies just confuse the hell out of me.

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Not Hydropsyche, not Phryganeidae--more reasons
In Neophylax Caddisfly Adult by GONZO
10Dec 21, 2007
by Creno
Re: More detailed ID?
In Neophylax Caddisfly Adult by Troutnut
1Nov 18, 2006
by Vshivkova
Re: About these beautiful pictures of caddis.
In Neophylax Caddisfly Adult by Vshivkova
7Nov 20, 2006
by GONZO
Re: grannom caddis
In the Caddisfly Genus Brachycentrus by Goose
56Feb 1, 2016
by Martinlf
Re: Former classification
In the Caddisfly Family Uenoidae by Troutnut
2Jul 24, 2006
by Troutnut
Re: Chloroperlidae
In Chloroperlidae Stonefly Nymph by GONZO
2Apr 28, 2011
by Shawnny3
Re: Anyone recognize this caddisfly?
In Apatania Caddisfly Adult by Troutnut
18Jul 31, 2011
by Entoman
Re: caddis
In the Identify This! Board by Dryfly
8Mar 19, 2007
by DMM
Re: Apataniidae?
In the Caddisfly Family Limnephilidae by GONZO
3Oct 9, 2006
by GONZO
Looks like Cheumatopsyche
In Cheumatopsyche Caddisfly Adult by GONZO
0
Most Recent Posts
Re: Euro Nymph Rod
In Gear Talk by Wbranch (Barbaube replied)
Re: Floating line, WF or DT
In Gear Talk by Red_green_h (Wbranch replied)
Re: Long-time reader, never-time poster? Start here!
In General Discussion by Troutnut (Wbranch replied)
Re: Dubbing wax questions
In Fly Tying by Brian314 (Wbranch replied)
Re: Firehole Dry Fly hooks
In Fly Tying by Iasgair (TNEAL replied)
Invitation to the 33rd Slovenian Open Fly Tying Championship 2020
In General Discussion by Lucky_luke
Re: Fishing Rod Suggestions
In Gear Talk by Princemoga (Wbranch replied)
Re: Little Manistee
In Fishing Reports by Summer_doug
Re: Iowa Driftless
In General Discussion by KevinB (Red_green_h replied)
Re: Need an excuse to buy new rods
In Gear Talk by Barbaube (Red_green_h replied)