small black caddis flying over river
San Diego County, California, US
Decent size (about a size 14?), ginger brown, some speckling on wing.
Tan Caddis, size 16-18
spotted caddis, size 16 - 18. Specimen ID'd
Caddis, size 18
The caddisflies are an order, Trichoptera, of insects with approximately 12,000 described species. Also called sedge-flies or rail-flies, they are small moth-like insects having two pairs of hairy membranous wings. They are closely related to Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies) which have scales on their wings, and the two orders together form the superorder Amphiesmenoptera. Caddisflies have aquatic larvae and are found in a wide variety of habitats such as streams, rivers, lakes, ponds, spring seeps, and...