Family: Phryganeidae

Giant Case-maker Caddisflies

These photos supplement pages 119-135 of the Guide to Aquatic Invertebrates of the Upper Midwest. Information on the biology of Phryganeidae can be found on page 132. Phryganeidae have a sclerotized pronotom, but a membranous meso and meta notum. The dorsum of segment 9 is sclerotized. The main identifying characters are the prosternal horn and dorsal and lateral humps on abdominal segment 1. To see the prosternal horn, you need to move the prothoracic legs. Phryganeids build cases out of plant fragments. The cases vary greatly in appearance.

Phryganeidae

Phryganeidae thorax Phryganeidae segment 9 Phryganeidae segment 1 Phryganeidae horn

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