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Caddisfly

Observed: 26th March 2012 By: Sara GarciaSara Garcia’s reputation in InvertebratesSara Garcia’s reputation in InvertebratesSara Garcia’s reputation in Invertebrates
caddisfly
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Hi Sara, what size is your

Hi Sara,

what size is your caddisfly, it looks quite small going by the texture of the strap/material?

Cathal.

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Hi Cathal, It was small,

Hi Cathal,
It was small, around 1cm without the antenna. Any suggestions?

Sara Garcia Hipolito

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Hi Sara,It doesnt strike me

Hi Sara,

It doesnt strike me as A. nervosa and might be a bit small for it at 1cm. I'll see if there is a sismilar species photographed in the Caddisfly guide I have here.....

Cathal.

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Having a look at this 'Guide

Having a look at this 'Guide to the adult caddisflies or sedge flies (Trichoptera)' By Barnard and Ross, 2008 here Sara.

It is quite like the image of Goera pilosa which is 8-12mm long, but that is just a suggestion at this stage.

Do you have any other images or info? Was it found at a river or lake?

Its always useful for IDing caddis to hava a profile shot and maybe one from directly above.

Cathal.

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It was in a forest bordered

It was in a forest bordered by a river, the Caddisfly was quite close to the river. I don't have any more photos, didn't hang around for very long. I haven't seen any more since, even though i do that walk regularly
you can view a larger image here http://www.flickr.com/photos/sara-garcia-hipolito/7187492167/in/set-7215...

Sara Garcia Hipolito

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Hi Sara, thanks for that, I

Hi Sara,

thanks for that, I would have no reason to doubt the ID posted by Inopinatus, its also what I thought it looked like in my guide though I have no former experience to draw on.

Cathal.

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Hi Cathal, Thanks for putting

Hi Cathal,
Thanks for putting so much time into identifying the Caddisfly. I have no experience in identifying them myself, I used a general insect guide for identification. I have looked at some images of Goera pilosa and it looks a good bit hairier than the one I saw, though I am aware that there might be considerable variation amongst individuals. I'm happy to go with Ionapatus suggestion but I'll give it a few days before reviewing the ID in case there's any more feedback.

Sara Garcia Hipolito