Caddisflies (Trichoptera)
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The caddisflies (Trichoptera) include ca. 14,500 described species (45 families) of small moth-like insects with two pairs of hairy membranous wings. They are closely related to the Lepidoptera. The caddisflies are best known from their aquatic larvae, which inhabit a wide variety of aquatic habitats. The larvae of many species make protective cases of gravel, sand, twigs, leaves or other debris.

 

Phryganeidae, Giant-Casemakers   Giant Casemakers
(Phryganeidae)

 

 

 

 

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