Northern caddisflies

These species arc dark brown or slightly red or yellow. The wings have dark markings, a straight front margin, and appear to be "cut-off" at the rear. The front legs each have a tibial spur.

• I JFK CYCLE Eggs are laid in water. The larvae make cases that often look like tiny, irregular log cabins. Most larvae cat organic detritus, algae, and other small organisms.

• OCCl IRRENCE Mainly in the Northern I Icmispherc. Around ponds, lakes, streams, ditches, temporary pools, and marshes.

I ,ARVAE have a round head and may be quite large.

LlMNEPIHEt'S UlNATUS is a widespread species. Its larvae are found in a wide variety of freshwater habitats. Coloration is variable, but is generally in drab shades of black and brown.

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Finger-net caddisflies

1 hese are small and darkly colored species with oval wings. They have fairly flat heads with ocelli.

• I JFK CYCLE Kggs arc laid in water. The larvae live inside finger-shaped, fine-meshed nets that they attach to ^ rocks. The mouthparts are used to brush up filtered organic particles.

• OCCl IRRKNCK Worldwide. Especially common near fast-flowing streams.

yellow-and-brown patterned forewings

Larvae have a red-tinged head and pronotum.

PlIILOPOTAMUS MONTANUS, as the name suggests, is usually found around fast-flowing streams in hilly or mountainous parts of Europe.

Length (4-8mm)

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relatively short black stripe along

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