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The Specimen

Neophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges) Caddisfly LarvaNeophylax (Autumn Mottled Sedges) Caddisfly Larva View 7 PicturesThe size of the head compared to the body in this larva is surprising, and I think this means it's a fairly early instar (Instar: Many invertebrates molt through dozens of progressively larger and better-developed stages as they grow. Each of these stages is known as an instar. Hard-bodied nymphs typically molt through more instars than soft-bodied larvae.) of something which is going to get a lot bigger, but I'm not sure.
Collected May 6, 2007 from the Neversink River (above reservoir) in New York
Added to Troutnut.com by on May 10, 2007

The Discussion

LitobranchaMay 13th, 2007, 11:19 am
Knoxville TN

Posts: 51
can't tell how much mesonotum sclerites are emarginated but has the horsehead look of Neophylax. case too. legs are long too. don't know any of the other uenoids.
CrenoDecember 21st, 2007, 8:51 pm
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 298
Jason - do you have N.ornatus larvae? The leg coloration on these photos is fascinating. The sa1 setae appear to have a basal sclerite like N.ornatus.

Dave

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