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Caddisflies

Various species in the order Trichoptera
The adults are mothlike. The aquatic larvae are famous for building portable, protective cases out of local materials, including grains of sand, bits of leaves and twigs, and other debris.

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Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of detritus

Caddisfly Larva With Case

Caddisfly larvae are aquatic, slender, with a segmented abdomen that is usually hidden within a portable protective case. This larva has incorporated pebbles, leaves, and other detritus into its case.

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Caddisfly Larva With Pebble Case

The types of cases made by caddisfly larvae vary with the species. This larva has made a slender, tubelike case using pebbles.

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Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of plant fibers

Caddisfly Larva With Plant-Fiber Case

The head of a caddisfly larva has chewing mouthparts, and there are 3 pairs of legs at the front of the body. This larva has made a case using fibrous parts of plants.

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Caddisfly Larva Without Case

The larvae of some caddisfly species do not create protective cases. Many of those that do not are predaceous.

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Caddisfly Larvae With Spiral Cases

The larvae of some caddisfly species create protective cases that are spiral like a snail shell. These larvae have incorporated sand grains into their cases.

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