Flew off before I could take pictures from other angles. Note to self: one of the first couplets in the key to caddisflies asks about ocelli.
Large (13 mm body, not including wing), orange-tan. Long antennae. Dark eyes.
Order Trichoptera (Caddisfly) larvae which look like sticks but were in motion.
Seen in a small pond between Meadowatch Plot 4 and Plot 5
Lakes Trail, Mount Rainier National Park
Elevation 1665 meters (5470 feet)
Hiking and botanize in Reflection Lakes and Paradise area of Mount Rainier as part of MeadoWatch
Large, light brown. Very long antennae.
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...