Triaenodes sp.

Longhorned Caddisfly

Leptocerid caddisfly, West Virginia photo of Triaenodes sp.


Family: Leptoceridae

Subfamily: Leptocerinae

Tribe: Triaenodini


In family Leptoceridae 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: Hacker's Creek, Upshur County, West Virginia.

Longhorned Caddisfly photo, Triaenodes sp.

Triaenodes sp. caddisfly, West Virginia

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