Synoestropsis sp.

Web-spinning Caddisfly

Caddisfly, Synoestropsis sp., photo from Belize


Family: Hydropsychidae

Subfamily: Macronematinae

Tribe: Polymorphanisini


In family Hydropsychidae the larvae construct a cup-shaped net, with its mouth facing upstream so that it filters prey items from the water. The larvae are often at rest at an underwater lair near the net.

Photo location: Rewa village, at confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi Rivers, Guyana.

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

Caddisfly photo from Belize, Synoestropsis sp.

American Insects site