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Midge

Midge
Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
March 15, 2009
Size: ~30mm case
Found attached to a rock in a small stream.

Moved
Moved from Chironominae.

Moved
Moved from Midges.

Large size and red color indicate Chironominae.

Midge
Now that you mention it the larva does look more like a midge. The case fooled me.

Chironomidae
The red (hemoglobin) is probably the best give-a-way. Not aware of any caddis with this ability.

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