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Caddisfly Larva - Family Phryganeidae I was trying to get a shot of the caddisfly&#039;s case, but this whirligig beetle kept trying to eat the caddisfly. I eventually had to remove the beetle before it killed the caddisfly.<br />
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This larva was quite large. I didn&#039;t remove it from the case, but would guess it to be around 40 mm long. It had an orange head with dark brown stripes. Its case was made of leaf fragments that had been cut and stacked like rings.<br />
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Habitat: Collected from a small, woodland pond Geotagged,Spring,United States,caddisfly,case,larva Click/tap to enlarge

Caddisfly Larva - Family Phryganeidae

I was trying to get a shot of the caddisfly's case, but this whirligig beetle kept trying to eat the caddisfly. I eventually had to remove the beetle before it killed the caddisfly.

This larva was quite large. I didn't remove it from the case, but would guess it to be around 40 mm long. It had an orange head with dark brown stripes. Its case was made of leaf fragments that had been cut and stacked like rings.

Habitat: Collected from a small, woodland pond

    comments (2)

  1. Haha, pure comedy. Posted 6 months ago
    1. It really is! Like trying to restrain a puppy that is bent on playing. Posted 6 months ago

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Uploaded Mar 22, 2021. Captured Mar 21, 2021 18:12 in 281 Main St S, Woodbury, CT 06798, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/64s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm