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Genus Nectopsyche - White Miller Caddisflies

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Brevitentoria
Superfamily Leptoceroidea
Family Leptoceridae (Long-horned Caddisflies)
Genus Nectopsyche (White Miller Caddisflies)
Explanation of Names
Nectopsyche Müller 1879
body 9-17 mm
throughout NA
larvae in standing or slow-moving water with sandy bottom and vegetation; adults rest near the larval habitat during the day, but are nocturnal and come to lights(1)
adults present spring to fall
larvae of most species construct portable elongate tapering cases of sand grains and plant parts, which in some cases are species specific; larvae of some species possess a swimming brush on the metathoracic legs which, when combined with a buoyant case, enables them to swim(1)
our only representative of the tribe Nectopsychini Morse 1981
Works Cited
1.The biosystematics of the caddis fly genus Nectopsyche in North America with emphasis on the aquatic stages
Haddock J.D. 1977. American Midland Naturalist 98: 382-421.