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Photo#529496
Caddisfly

Caddisfly
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
June 15, 2011
Attracted to light

Moved
Moved from Caddisflies.

size
do you know the length of this critter? The ocelli look awful big for Rhyacophila and venation/wing shape don't look right.

 
size
I'd be guessing, but it was a fair size, maybe 12 mm or a little more. Not a tiny creature. Are the ocelli an important character in identification? I could take close-up pictures of the head area in future if that would be useful

Nolie

 
ocelli
ocelli are one of the useful characters for separating families - in this case they look larger than what I thing is typical for Rhyacophila. I was thinking it is one of the phryganeids based on the large ocelli and venation, but 12mm is a bit small for those. If you didn't keep it ya probably cannot tell for sure what it is.

 
ocelli
Thanks for your explanation. Next time I will pay more attention to size and ocelli.

Nolie

Possibly Rhyacophila sp. (Rhy
Possibly Rhyacophila sp. (Rhyacophilidae)

 
Possibly Rhyacophila sp.
Thanks, Ian.

Nolie

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