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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Trichoptera - Caddisfly - Glyphotaelius pellucidus

Trichoptera - Caddisfly - Glyphotaelius pellucidus

Glyphotaelius pellucidus 28562

Length 12 to 17 mm. A medium to large sized caddis fly with marbled brown and cream wings, although the patterning varies between male/ female in this species. The forewings have a notched outer margin.

Habitat  Still water habitats, ponds and lakes, often in woodland or well wooded areas.

Life History  It breeds around still water such as ponds and lakes. The jelly coated egg sac is stuck to a leaf above the surface of the water, and when the eggs are ready to hatch they fall into the water beneath. The larvae build a case with pieces of dead leaves.

Phenology Late April to June and August to October with a summer diapause.

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