Lepidostomatic caddisfly larva in case

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Robert Henricks

Order: Trichoptera Family: Lepidostomatidae Genus: Lepidostoma Size: case, 11 mm, larva 7 mm These larvae will often start building their cases with grains of sand then switch to squares of leaves or bark. The case is four-sided. They are in our streams from November through March. They then pupate before hatching as terrestrial insects.

Location: White Hall, VA, unnamed tributary to the Moormans River: 2/13/12

 

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