Native SpeciesCaddisfly larva

Trichoptera (order)
FOUND by gmsboatman
2017-10-02
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Jacob, Andrew
Peer reviewed by Sammy, Kyla
Field Notes
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We think we have found a caddisfly larva because we have found an indirect evidence of its casing, which is made out of almost anything including this bark looking substance.
Photo of my evidence.
We believe we have found a caddisfly because it's casing is pretty rough, thick for a small animal and squishy when you squeeze it.
Photo of my evidence.
We found a caddisfly larva because the outside of the casing is rough and squishy and fragile if you were to squish it too much. The casing is about two centimeters, and empty so a caddisfly was there and was found in a pond which has fresh water but a little polluted so it died because caddisflies are pollution sensitive.
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: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
Eggs (animals)
How big is it?: 
0 - 2 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664118 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445196 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Ram Pond GMS
Trip date: 
Mon, 2017-10-02 08:54
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 
6942
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
20 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
21.1°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
7.5mg/L

Comments

Hello --

Nice find! And what a fun caddisfly case, too!

Great work here. Keep it up!

Best,
Kansas

Hello,

Thank for your input! This was a fun experience for us since going out and getting actual research for the first time.