|scientific name Dicosmoecinae |
common name Northern Caddisfly
Small, cold mountain creeks, gently riffled to turbulent, gravel/boulder bottoms, and lake shores.
Adults fly from mid-May to mid-September.
Adult wings are usually brownish with darker markings, but some adults can be midnight-black, grey, orange with pink and other markings. In males, the maxillary palpi are 3-articled and 5-articled in females. The fore tibia has only one spur or sometimes, none. There are ocelli present.
Larvae can be grazers, predators/shredders, and some feed on detritovores and vascular plants.
A large and widely distributed group, however most species are northern or western in distribution (Borror & White, 1981).
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