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Giant Casemaker caddisfly

Phryganea sp.

Description:

Three inches long from wings to antennae, body dark gray, wings dark gray with some iridescence. Larvae are aquatic, and build protective cases of silk decorated with gravel, sand, twigs or other plant material.

Habitat:

Streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, spring seeps, and temporary waters.

Notes:

They are nocturnal. This one spent the day sleeping on my aloe vera plant in the patio. Sometimes they get in at night and go crazy for the lights.

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4 Comments

LauraPound
LauraPound 10 years ago

It was very helpful, as I had no idea where to start!

injica
injica 10 years ago

;) you are welcome, I wasn't very helpful, it was just a little hint ;)

LauraPound
LauraPound 10 years ago

Thank you injica. :)

injica
injica 10 years ago

Trichoptera

LauraPound
Spotted by
LauraPound

California, USA

Spotted on May 28, 2013
Submitted on May 28, 2013

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