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GONZOOctober 14th, 2006, 12:34 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Jason-

I just can't convince myself that either of the larvae pictured in this section are Brachycentridae. The cases don't conform to any I know (usually tapered four-sided "log cabin" cases for most Brachycentrus or smaller tapered round cases for Micrasema and Amiocentrus).
TroutnutOctober 14th, 2006, 1:44 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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You're probably right. These larvae were from the old site and I mostly had identifications based on various helpful emails I've since lost track of. So I don't remember what the rationale was.

That's why the new site has this comment system on the specimens: to keep a public record of the identification talk.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
GONZOMay 22nd, 2008, 3:01 pm
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This is another specimen that has bothered me for some time. The fourth picture in the sequence seems to show a dorsal hump. I'm guessing that this is another limnephilid. Creno, help me out here!
CrenoMay 22nd, 2008, 5:25 pm
Grants Pass, OR

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Gonzo - Sorry I cannot help much other than agree with you it is not a brachycentrid. Looks like a limnephilid to me. I can't get a good enough view of gills or legs to get any closer.

dave
GONZOMay 22nd, 2008, 6:14 pm
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Fair enough. Thanks, Dave.

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