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scientific name    Hydropsyche    

common name     Spotted Sedge

habitat
Eclectic flowing waters. Prairies, mountains, foothill streams and some in largelake shore gravels

seasonality
Adults fly from early May to mid-October.

identification
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.

diet info
Larvae feed on detritus, algae, and animal matter (Wiggins, 1996).

range
Hydropsyche is found worldwide except in South America and Antarctica (Schmid, 1998).

quick link
http://entomology.museums.ualberta.ca/searching_species_details.php?s=19957



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