Family: Leptoceridae

Long-horned Case-maker Caddisflies

These photos supplement pages 119-135 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Leptoceridae can be found on page 130. Leptceridae have a sclerotized pronotum and mesonotum and a membranous metanotum. Their main identifying character is longer antennae than all the other caddisflies (length at least 6x width). There is one genus that has short antennae, but it is easily identified by the pair of dark curved lines on the mesonotum. Leptoceridae build cases from a variety of materials including sand, rock, silk, plant fragments, and freshwater sponge spicules. The shapes and sizes of these cases varies considerably.

Leptoceridae

Leptoceridae thorax Leptoceridae ceraclea Leptoceridae antenna Leptoceridae case

 

Trichoptera

BrachycentridaeBrachycentridae
Humpless Caddisflies


GlossosomatidaeGlossosomatidae
Saddle Case Caddisflies
 

HelicopsychidaeHelicopsychidae
Snail Case Caddisflies


HydropsychidaeHydropsychidae
Net-Spinner Caddisflies


HydrophilidaeHydroptilidae
Micro Caddisflies


LeptoceridaeLeptoceridae
Long-horned Caddisflies


LimnephilidaeLimnephilidae
Northern Caddisflies


MolannidaeMolannidae
Hood Case Caddisflies


PhilopotamidaePhilopotamidae
Finger Net Caddisflies


PhryganeidaePhryganeidae
Giant Caddisflies



PolycentropodidaePolycentropodidae
Tube/Trumpet Caddisflies


RhyacophilidaeRhyacophilidae
Free-living Caddisflies


UenoidaeUenoidae
Uenoid Caddisflies