Native SpeciesCaddisfly larva

Trichoptera (order)
FOUND by gmscod
2017-10-02
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Megan
Peer reviewed by Olivia
Field Notes
We found three frogs and some bees and dragonfly's but saw many dead trees which was concerning.It was very peaceful though, and there was a lot of sun coming onto the pond. The only slight trouble we ran into was trying to take a picture without people but it was solved.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is a caddis fly larva because they have makings on there head and because of it's body color that can range from yellow to brown.
Photo of my evidence.
we know this a caddis fly larva because the legs have to be long to go outside of it's casing to move around.
Photo of my evidence.
We know this is a caddis fly larva because, we found it in a casing and saw it making a casing.
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?: 
5 - 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.000000 °
Longitude: 
W -66.800000 °
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: 
1 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
People
Water temperature: 
21.1°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
7.5mg/L

Comments

Excellent ID.

Thank you! It was quite interesting to Identify the Caddis fly Larvae.

Hello gmscod,

I want to second the comment from the VS Team -- your photos are really wonderful! I think the first two close-ups are beautifully taken and really show the detail of the caddisfly. I love that image of the head! The pattern on the caddisfly is so cool.

Great great work here! Awesome observation and awesome photos!

Keep up the great work --

Best,
Kansas

Thank you I loved looking at the Caddisfly making a casing around him. Also It was really beautiful to research the caddisfly.

Hi gmscod,

What amazing photos! Well done! Your coordinates seem to be a bit off, however. If you reply to this post with the correct coordinates, we'll fix them for you and get you back on track.

~The VS Team