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Cinnamon Sedge (Limnephilus lunatus) If it looks like a moth and flies like a moth, it&#039;s gotta be a moth, right?<br />
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Not in this instance.<br />
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Find out what the Cinnamon Sedge (Limnephilus lunatus) actually is by watching this YouTube video:     <section class="video"><iframe width="448" height="282" src="https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/F4cJoUr2Sdk?hd=1&autoplay=0&rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></section>   Fall,Geotagged,Limnephilus lunatus,United Kingdom Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Cinnamon Sedge (Limnephilus lunatus)

If it looks like a moth and flies like a moth, it's gotta be a moth, right?

Not in this instance.

Find out what the Cinnamon Sedge (Limnephilus lunatus) actually is by watching this YouTube video:

    comments (3)

  1. When I read the first line of your description, I was thinking, "Unless it's a ..."! I won't give it away ;) Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks for the warning, it would have totally commented with a spoiler alert by accident :)
      Anyway, just wanted to say these type of species are so poorly documented and little photographed, every one added is a gem.
      Posted 3 months ago
      1. Their larvae are remarkable! Posted 3 months ago

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Limnephilus lunatus is a case-bearing caddisfly. Like almost all Trichoptera, this species has an aquatic larva. The adults are moth-like and can be found in the vicinity of the waters, in which their larvae develop.

Similar species: Caddisflies
Species identified by Christine Young
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Uploaded Mar 15, 2022. Captured Oct 28, 2021 14:30 in Wood's Mill, Henfield BN5 9SD, UK.
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