Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Calendar
Upcoming Events

Information, insects and people from the 2019 BugGuide Gathering in Louisiana, July 25-27

Discussion, insects and people from the 2018 gathering in Virginia, July 27-29

Photos of insects and people from the 2015 gathering in Wisconsin, July 10-12

Photos of insects and people from the 2014 gathering in Virginia, June 4-7.

Photos of insects and people from the 2013 gathering in Arizona, July 25-28

Photos of insects and people from the 2012 gathering in Alabama

Photos of insects and people from the 2011 gathering in Iowa


TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#949114
caddis

caddis
Searsmont, Waldo County, Maine, USA
July 24, 2013

Moved
Moved from Caddisflies.

I cannot determine family
from this pic - sorry

 
Polycentropus sp.?
What about Polycentropus for a genus?

 
What would be needed?

 
you would need to keep it
most caddis cannot be determined to species, or genus, and often family from habitus pics. I don't think we know anywhere near enough about color patterns. It has only been the recent development websites and digital cameras for images like yours to appear. Another reason is most photographers don't keep the specimen and have someone who knows caddis make a species determination to attach to the photo. You have a good pic but you can see it is very hairy and that hides many of the characters that are useful for family/genus determinations.

 
I see
Would you or do you know of anyone who would dissect them for me if I collected them?

 
I live in Oregon
so if you want to send them I would be happy to look at them for ya. Or I will ask around for someone back east who wants to do it if you want me to.

 
Cool!
I'll be in touch.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.