Native SpeciesCaddisfly larva

Trichoptera (order)
FOUND by manyeyes
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by vitalsleuth
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Field Notes
We did a lot of exploring around the wall and rocks today. There were lots of empty dragonfly nymph cases hanging on the wall and some floating on the water, with dragonfly adults buzzing around. Very exciting to have been so close to this "hatching" (what is it called when adult dragonflies emerge?). We also found lots of abandoned caddisfly homes and baby leeches underneath the rocks.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I think we found caddisfly cases (no inhabitants) on a number of rocks we flipped over. The little pebbles were all stuck together when we pulled them off the big rocks. Clearly the great work of expert builders.
Photo of my evidence.
Photo of my evidence.
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 44.473690 °
W -69.510519 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - By water's edge
Trip Information
China Lake Fire Road 19
Trip date: 
Thu, 2013-07-11 09:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Lower Kennebec
MIDAS Code: 


That last evidence photo is spectacular. It makes the case really, really clear. Caddisfly cases are super awesome, and I think they are a lot of fun to look at and to look for. Great find!

Something to note, though, is that the presence of the case does not automatically mean the water quality is excellent. Because you did not find any living caddisflies, we cannot make a definitive water quality judgment (maybe the caddisflies died because of pollution...we don't know). Nonetheless, great observations! Super job.

Keep it up! :)


PS - Also, this is your 35th observation! Woo hoo!