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scientific name    Amiocentrus    

common name     Little Western Weedy-water Sedge

habitat
Larger, slower streams with rooted plants and mosses.

seasonality
No information available.

identification
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.

conservation
Not known from Alberta, but should be watched for.

diet info
Larvae feed on diatoms and fine organic matter.

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1061



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