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scientific name    Hydropsyche occidentalis    

habitat
Eclectic flowing waters.

seasonality
Adults fly from early May to mid-August.

identification
Male forewings are pale brownish-yellow with darker areas. Antennae are yellow, vertex pale reddish brown in males and yellow-brown in females and thorax is pale reddish brown to yellowish brown laterally. Legs are yellow with straw-coloured spurs. The distal article of the male clasper is large, robust and distally rounded with a mesal tooth (Nimmo, 1987).

life history
Annual(?) Unknown.

conservation
Common.

diet info
Larvae are omnivorous.

range
Found throughout the western Cordillera, from Mexico north to British Columbia and east to the plains of Saskatchewan. In Alberta, found in the prairies and the boreal forest.

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http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=1314



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