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scientific name    Lype    

common name     Dark Eastern Woodland Sedge

Cool running water.

Adults can be found from early June to late September.

Single North American genus, Lype diversa. Adult third maxillary palpal article shorter than the second. Female middle legs are flattened. Hindwings are narrower than the forewings.

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Larvae graze on fine organic particles and some algae (Wiggins, 1996).

Widley distributed in the eastern part of the continent, reported from New Brunswick, west to Ontario,with a single record in Alberta (Schmid, 1998).

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