Native SpeciesCaddisfly larva

Trichoptera (order)
FOUND by 34SRedTeam
2015-04-13
Wells Maine
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by RedTeam
Peer reviewed by GreenTeam
Field Notes
We saw trees, dead leaves and twigs on the ground.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We saw the protective case made out of materials around us.
Photo of my evidence.
we saw the case was made from sticks and leaves.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Trichoptera (order)
Common name:
Caddisfly larva
Count of individuals: 
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.319766 °
Longitude: 
W -70.594618 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a developed area
Trip Information
Name:
WES Vernal Pool 2015
Trip date: 
Mon, 2015-04-13 16:24
Town or city: 
Wells Maine
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Piscataqua
MIDAS Code: 

Comments

Your pictures are great and in focus!

Great find! I love the caddisfly case you found. I think the building materials in this environment were pretty large, so the caddisfly had to build a "low resolution case" rather than one with finer details. Well, that's one of my hypotheses! What do you think? Or, my other thought is there could be some adaptive value to having a case with really big and pointy twigs, like defense from predators. Anyways, those are my two thoughts, but I'd love to hear what you think. You were at the site, saw the cases and caddisflies, and have more experience with the locality. Great find of a cool case!

Keep up the good work!

Best,
Kansas

I think the fact that you have 2 photos of 2 different cases is very important - it shows that this caddisfly is pretty interesting- good evidence!!