26 Jul 2015.
Buckingham Springs, Bucks Co, PA.
6.2 mm head-wingtips.
Found on Rubus phoenicolasius next to a stream in the woods.
ID confirmed by Dave Ruiter:
These were abundant under stones in small forest stream. They were less than 5mm wide. Found one which a greenish larva partially emerged from.
Saw 2 small black/dark brown caddis in a spiders web. There were several others flying around, probably several species.
Drawn to my porch light:
National Moth Week, July 18-26, 2015.
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...