EDIT- Diplectrona caseless caddis larva.

EDIT- Diplectrona caseless caddis larva.

Observation - EDIT- Diplectrona caseless caddis larva. - UK and Ireland. Description: Several small objects were retained that day and put into the same small bottle of water in which the caddis larva was stored. The caseless caddis larva found the fused elytra of a Cychrus caraboides ground beetle a perfect fit. Additional pics 3 Marc

Several small objects were retained that day and put into the same small bottle of water in which the caddis larva was stored. The caseless caddis larva found the fused elytra of a Cychrus caraboides ground beetle a perfect fit.

Additional pics 3 March 13- The larva was put in a tub of stream water with a stone and a stick to crawl on. A week later it has used bark from the stick to contruct a case on the stone, a protective dwelling. A 'refuge net' according to the book.