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Caddisfly Larva (Order Trichoptera) Unfortunately, this is one of the only shots I got of this creature before it got eaten by a beetle larva:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97139/whirligig_beetle_larva_-_dinetus_emarginatus.html" title="Whirligig Beetle Larva - Dinetus emarginatus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/97139_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1616630410&Signature=gCF3XNXSYIQeqNV4cGTsQFHQpk8%3D" width="200" height="144" alt="Whirligig Beetle Larva - Dinetus emarginatus I was trying to get a photo of this really cool caddisfly larva, but this stinker started chomping on it before I could get any good photos. <br />
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These larvae are flanked with rows of feathery gills that allow them to breathe without leaving the mud at the bottom of a pond. They feed by injecting prey with poison and then sucking out the guts.<br />
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Habitat: Caught in a woodland pond. Photographed at home in an aquarium.<br />
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**This larva is voracious! It has already eaten several other invertebrates that I brought home.<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97137/whirligig_beetle_larva_-_dinetus_emarginatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97138/whirligig_beetle_larva_-_dinetus_emarginatus.html Dineutus emarginatus,Geotagged,Summer,United States" /></a></figure><br />
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Habitat: Collected in a woodland pond<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107582/caddisfly_larval_case_order_trichoptera.html" title="Caddisfly Larval Case (Order Trichoptera)"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/107582_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1616630410&Signature=M%2B2nwWGagSbjUqnuQo62BSUkE2o%3D" width="200" height="132" alt="Caddisfly Larval Case (Order Trichoptera) Please forgive the debris! Caddisfly larvae are so incredibly messy. The constantly work on their cases, releasing little bits of debris into the water, and defecate ;P.<br />
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Habitat: Collected in a woodland pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107583/caddisfly_larva_order_trichoptera.html Geotagged,Summer,Trichoptera,United States,caddisfly,caddisfly larva,larva" /></a></figure> Geotagged,Summer,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Caddisfly Larva (Order Trichoptera)

Unfortunately, this is one of the only shots I got of this creature before it got eaten by a beetle larva:

Whirligig Beetle Larva - Dinetus emarginatus I was trying to get a photo of this really cool caddisfly larva, but this stinker started chomping on it before I could get any good photos. <br />
<br />
These larvae are flanked with rows of feathery gills that allow them to breathe without leaving the mud at the bottom of a pond. They feed by injecting prey with poison and then sucking out the guts.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Caught in a woodland pond. Photographed at home in an aquarium.<br />
<br />
**This larva is voracious! It has already eaten several other invertebrates that I brought home.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97137/whirligig_beetle_larva_-_dinetus_emarginatus.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97138/whirligig_beetle_larva_-_dinetus_emarginatus.html Dineutus emarginatus,Geotagged,Summer,United States



Habitat: Collected in a woodland pond
Caddisfly Larval Case (Order Trichoptera) Please forgive the debris! Caddisfly larvae are so incredibly messy. The constantly work on their cases, releasing little bits of debris into the water, and defecate ;P.<br />
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Habitat: Collected in a woodland pond<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/107583/caddisfly_larva_order_trichoptera.html Geotagged,Summer,Trichoptera,United States,caddisfly,caddisfly larva,larva

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Uploaded Jan 21, 2021. Captured Jul 3, 2020 00:58 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/5.0
  • 1/83s
  • ISO500
  • 100mm