Macronema hageni

Net-Spinning Caddisfly

Macronema hageni, Netspinning Caddisfly


Family: Hydropsychidae

Subfamily: Macronematinae

Tribe: Macronematini

Length: Caddisfly in the photos 11 mm


Males (which have especially long antennae) tend to rest on leaves and display their beauty to the females.

Pinned specimens fade over time.

Macronema is a genus limited to the Neotropics (Flint and Bueno-Soria, 1982).

Photo location: Novo Airão, Amazonas state, Brazil.

Determined by Dr. Ralph W. Holzenthal, University of Minnesota.

Net-spinning Caddisfly, Macronema hageni

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