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Caddis Fly - Phryganea

Caddis Fly - Phryganea
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
August 12, 2005
This large caddis fly came to a MV light last night. Can anyone ID it, please?


Moved from Caddisflies.

"Caddisfly" is spelled as all one word. "Caddis fly" would indicate a dipteran rather than a trichopteran:-)

See, I spelled it right this time! Thanks, Eric.


can't help with ID
but the markings are virtually identical to this photo, so whoever knows one of these should also know the other

Yes the markings are similar, but the details of Nolie's picture are clearer. Was is 20-25 mm? The spines on the legs, the markings and shape of the wing, and the heavy antennae, all point to Phryganea, either sayi or cinera, if the insect is in that size range.

Phryganea species
Thanks, Bugei. I made a page for the genus here that has links to photos showing similar markings to this one.

Yes, I would say that this caddisfly was about 20-25 mm.


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