Caddis species ID?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Entomology' started by LT, May 18, 2007.

  1. LT

    LT Member

    I was walking the Spokane yesterday afternoon and there were tons of adult caddis in the pine tree's and shrubs along the banks. The adult were about a centimeter in length with a light brown wing and a charcoal colored body.

    With that info can anyone give me an idea on what species of caddis this may have been? Thanks!
  2. Rory McMahon

    Rory McMahon Active Member

    Sounds like Microcaddis
  3. Capt. Awesome

    Capt. Awesome Member

  4. Taxon

    Taxon Moderator Staff Member

    Capt. Awesome likely nailed it with Brachycentrus. Sounds like B. americanus based in the described coloration, although it is rather early for emergence of that species. Microcaddis (various genera of family Hydroptilidae) would be smaller and not emerging until summer.
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

    Probably Mothersdays' See X-caddis #14
  6. LT

    LT Member

    Yep I think your right with the Brachycentrus guess.

    Thanks much. -Ryan

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