Family: Limnephilidae

Northern Case-maker Caddisflies

These photos supplement pages 119-135 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Limnephilidae can be found on page 130. Limnephilidae have a sclerotized pronotum and mesonotum and a membranous metanotum. Their antennae are very short and located midway between the eye and the mandible. There is a hump on the dorsal side of abdominal segment one, and the anterior margin of the mesonotum is not notched (compare with Uenoidae). Limnephilid caddisfly larvae build cases out of a variety of materials including sand, sticks and plant fragments. The cases vary considerably and are not diagnostic at the family level.

Limnephilidae

Limnephilidae thorax Limnephilidae head Limnephilidae hump Limnephilidae mesonotum

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