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The Specimen

Rhyacophila mainensis (Green Sedge) Caddisfly LarvaRhyacophila mainensis (Green Sedge) Caddisfly Larva View 10 PicturesThis is the first Rhyacophila larva I've seen with this striking black banded appearance. I caught several larvae of this species in a fast riffle in a mid-sized trout stream.
Collected March 30, 2007 from Fall Creek in New York
Added to by on April 2, 2007

The Discussion

GONZOApril 3rd, 2007, 11:08 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Pretty sure that the dark bands and the proleg configuration indicate mainensis.
LitobranchaJune 12th, 2007, 12:14 pm
Knoxville TN

Posts: 51
what a beautiful specimen. never seen that one, thanks!

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