|scientific name Hydropsyche |
common name Spotted Sedge
Eclectic flowing waters. Prairies, mountains, foothill streams and some in largelake shore gravels
Adults fly from early May to mid-October.
Adult male claws are equal in size on all three legs. As well, the claws are assymetrically twisted, concealed by tuft of thick, black bristles. Spurs formula is 2, 4, 4. There are 80 species of Hydropsyche in the Nearctic, 15 species can be found in Alberta.
Larvae feed on detritus, algae, and animal matter (Wiggins, 1996).
Hydropsyche is found worldwide except in South America and Antarctica (Schmid, 1998).
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