Native SpeciesCaddisfly larva

Trichoptera (order)
FOUND by Poniesinlabcoats
2013-05-10
Dover-Foxcroft
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by CrayfishCreepers
Peer reviewed by CrayfishCreepers
Field Notes
On this trip, we had hiked nearly to the end of the Nature Trail across the street from our school. Our first few scoops of mud resulted in around finding 10 caddisflies. All caddisflies were very active, crawling around our ice cube trays (for observation) and sticking their bodies out of their casings.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Caddisfly larvas are worm-like with 6 legs near its head. The body is soft and segmented and have hair-like gills. These organisms were worm-like, had 6 legs, a soft and segmented body, and hairlike gills.
Photo of my evidence.
Some caddisfly species make cases out of materials like sand, sticks, leaves, or pebbles. These organisms had casings made of sticks.
Photo of my evidence.
Caddisfly larvas are between 0.3 and 4 cm long. The organisms we found were about 3.5 cm long. *Note: These organisms are sitting in an ice cube tray. The sections in the ice cube tray are 3cm x 4cm.*
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: 
How big is it?: 
2 - 5 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 45.192842 °
Longitude: 
W -69.230738 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Stream Side
Trip date: 
Fri, 2013-05-10 08:30
Town or city: 
Dover-Foxcroft
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Piscataquis
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
30 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
18.0°C
pH: 
6.6
Dissolved oxygen: 
6.0mg/L

Comments

Caddisfly larvae are so cool, and your first evidence photo is amazing!!

Nice work, poniesinlabcoats!

-Christine

Thank you! The caddisflies were very photogenic that day!