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BrookymanMay 20th, 2014, 11:06 pm
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I am pretty sure that it is Hydrophyche but I am new to caddis.
Wish the pictures were better.

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EntomanMay 21st, 2014, 11:45 am
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I think you're right about the genus and it looks to be H. morosa (Spotted Sedge). Based on the unique spotting pattern of the head capsule as diagramed in Schuster, et.al. 1978, it's a good match for bifida, which has since been synonymized.

A side note is that this is the type for the species group formerly assigned to the genus Ceratopsyche for a brief period. It was a major cause of confusion for many trying to correlate angling texts (and organize our encyclopedia) as this group contains most of the important species for Eastern & Midwestern anglers.
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BrookymanMay 21st, 2014, 2:28 pm
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Very cool Kurt.

H. morosa (Spotted Sedge).

good match for bifida


That totally explains the tiny differences I saw in the head patterns. On discover life Dr Chandler has a H morosa posted that has a head marking pattern that is very close to mine, but yet different. So if mine fits the form (bifida), that has been synonymized to morosa that perfectly sews it up as hydrophyche morosa.

This is exactly why I like the discussion of forms. It totally explains away all the variables.


Awesome Kurt thank you



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