Caddisfly Larvae And Cases



scutum and scutellum without warts. Ocelli present or absent. Front tibiae with 1 spur or none.

Members of this group are widely distributed and fairly common. Larvae occur in ponds and streams. Cases made by the last instar are often purse-shaped, with both ends open.

FINGER-NET CADDISFLIES Family Philopotamidae

Identification: Usually brownish, with gray or blackish wings, and 6-9 mm. 5th segment of maxillary palps 2 or 3 times as long as 4th.

Larvae live in rapid streams, where they construct finger-shaped nets attached to stones; they pupate in cases made of pebbles and attached to the underside of stones.

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