|scientific name Amiocentrus |
common name Little Western Weedy-water Sedge
Larger, slower streams with rooted plants and mosses.
No information available.
The male maxillary palps are quite short; the basal articles are fused and the labial palps are thick and twice the length of the maxillary palps. The wings have a dense covering of fine, long hairs (pilosity). The hindwings are similar to Brachycentrus caddisflies. The spur formula is 2, 2, 2. There is only one species of Amiocentrus which occurs in North America (Wiggins, 1996); A. aspilus.
Not known from Alberta, but should be watched for.
Larvae feed on diatoms and fine organic matter.
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