Trichoptera sp., to Robinson trap, Søborg, Denmark, 16/17 October 2014
9.1mm length. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Genus ID by Dave Ruiter @ BugGuide.
21.4mm wingspan. Came to black light/MV trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). Genus ID by Dave Ruiter @ BugGuide.
16mm length. Came to black light trap. (live oak/chaparral habitat). ID by Dave Ruiter @ BugGuide.
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Saint Johns, University of Auckland Tamaki Campus
Habitat: On vegetation by pond.
Identification: Oxyethira albiceps (McLachlan, 1862)
Trichoptera: Oecetis sp. ?
Locality: NEW ZEALAND AK, suburb of Mechanics Bay, Teal Park.
Habitat: Resting in a shaded spot at about 1315 hrs, on a fine day.
Identification: Philanisus plebeius Walker, 1852
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...