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Genus Ptilostomis

Cadisfly - Ptilostomis Unknown Trichoptera (updated) - front - Ptilostomis Caddisfly - Ptilostomis Ptilostomis sp.2 - Ptilostomis Phryganeidae - Ptilostomis Which Limnephilidae? - Ptilostomis Big orange caddisfly - Ptilostomis Caddis Fly - Limnephilidae? - Ptilostomis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Plenitentoria
Superfamily Phryganeoidea
Family Phryganeidae (Giant Casemaker Caddisflies)
Genus Ptilostomis
Explanation of Names
Ptilostomis Kolenati 1859
'feathermouth'
Numbers
Nearctica.com lists 5 species.
Size
Circa 22 mm (head to tip of folded wings), circa 15 mm (body only)
Identification
Large caddisflies with fairly distinctive patterns. See photos and Internet references.
Habitat
Near ponds and lakes
Season
May, September (North Carolina), June (Minnesota)
Life Cycle
Larvae make spirally arranged tubes of plant material. Apparently two flights per year, at least in North Carolina. Come to lights.