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The Specimen

Lepidostoma (Little Brown Sedges) Little Brown Sedge LarvaLepidostoma (Little Brown Sedges) Little Brown Sedge Larva View 6 PicturesThis one got a little bit damaged in the abdomen when I extracted it from its case. That's a delicate job.
Collected May 6, 2007 from Mongaup Creek in New York
Added to by on May 18, 2007

The Discussion

DMMMay 18th, 2007, 8:42 pm
Posts: 34It may be Lepidostoma. It appears to be lacking a dorsal hump, and the genus is quite large. The cases can be highly variable and can be made of sand or organic materials.
CrenoDecember 22nd, 2007, 3:26 pm
Grants Pass, OR

Posts: 275
the case and legs support your conclusion that this is lepidostomatid. A limnephilid would have a different arrangement of the setae/spines on the legs.

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