Native SpeciesCaddisfly larva

Trichoptera (order)
FOUND by EyesOnTheWater
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon, and this army of rowers and paddlers were ready to learn about the species of freshwater plants that inhabit Horseshoe Pond. This plant paddle was the third and final effort of the summer's "Know Your Natives" campaign. In addition to the 15-20 novice and intermediate plant IDers, we had a species expert join us. It was fun to both work together in small groups to ID species using different guides, and also to check in with the expert. We collected species using weed weasels, bucket scopes, and our keen eyesight. We explored up the west-side of the horseshoe, and we examined nearly every different plant that we saw. We really wanted to know about what was in our pond, and we achieved our goal. We learned so much and saw many of our beautiful native species. We did NOT find any invasives. Phew.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
If you zoom in on this photo, you can see what looks to us like an abandoned caddisfly case. You can see lots of tiny stones all joined together - amazing, fascinating work!
Photo of my evidence.
Here's another view of the same case.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Trichoptera (order)
Common name:
Caddisfly larva
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.218986 °
W -70.943323 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Horseshoe Pond
Trip date: 
Sun, 2012-08-19 14:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
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That is an AMAZING caddisfly case! They are really cool to see, but your case is one of a kind. I don't think I've ever seen one that intricate.

Nice job finding this case!

Yeah, I agree, this is a really special find. How did you spot it?