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scientific name    Ceraclea    

common name     Scaly Wing Sedge

habitat
Can be found in lakes and streams.

seasonality
Adults can be found from May to late August.

identification
The eyes of Ceraclea are quite variable. They can be occassionally huge to sometimes contiguous on the vertex. Male forewings are distally blunt and the hindwings are wider then the forewings. In contrast, female fore and hindwings are subequal. Adults have a spur formula of 2, 2, 2 with the front claws of males symmetrical. This group as a whole is widespread and common (Wiggins, 1996). In Alberta, 5 of the 36 species in North America are represented.

diet info
Larvae feed on detritus and some species feed on freshwater sponges (Wiggins, 1996).

range
Widespread in distribution (Schmid, 1998).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=19610



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