|scientific name Ceraclea |
common name Scaly Wing Sedge
Can be found in lakes and streams.
Adults can be found from May to late August.
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.
Larvae feed on detritus and some species feed on freshwater sponges (Wiggins, 1996).
Widespread in distribution (Schmid, 1998).
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