» Family Limnephilidae (Northern Caddisflies)
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This is page 3 of specimens of Limnephilidae. Visit the main Limnephilidae page for:
- The behavior and habitat of Limnephilidae.
- 1 underwater picture of Limnephilidae.
Pictures of 28 Caddisfly Specimens in the Family Limnephilidae:
Female Dicosmoecus gilvipes (October Caddis) Caddisfly Adult
View 16 PicturesI've been hoping to add a really good October Caddis to the photo collection here for years, but so far I had struck out on finding them on the river. Tonight, this one flew into the kitchen during a pizza party at a house along the river, and was quickly pointed out -- one of the perks of hanging out with other aquatic biologists! Maybe next year I can finally get a salmonfly on taco night or something. Male Onocosmoecus unicolor (Great Late-Summer Sedge) Caddisfly Adult
View 15 PicturesI first just assumed this was Dicosmoecus based on anglers' conventional wisdom since it's a large orange "October caddis," but Creno set me straight. I should have keyed it out. After another look under the microscope, it lacks an anepisternal wart on the mesopleuron (Mesopleuron: The side of the insect mesothorax, and the part to which the fore wings are attached in mayflies.), which rules out Dicosmoecus. The midtibiae have 2 apical (Apical: Close to the apex; tip or end.) spurs and 1 pre-apical (Apical: Close to the apex; tip or end.) spur, and from there the color pattern of the wing points to Onocosmoecus. The location then narrows the species to unicolor.