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Trichoptera case

Trichoptera case
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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-02-03
Categories: Insects
Camera: Nikon D7000, AF-S VR Micro Nikkor 105mm 1:2.8 G ED, Quantaray 62mm Multi Coated UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-28 5:59
Viewed: 2011
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Getting a new camera in the middle of winter in Utah, forces one to stoop to all levels to obtain a photo of a living creature! This small caddis fly species is not an aquatic caddis fly, but lives in moist places. Caddis flies found in streams are commonly called "periwinkles". The Trichopteran family larvae have silk production capabilities and spins a house around its fragile body generally gluing bits a d pieces of debri from its environment onto its home. This specimen is clinging to a rock and will ultimately emerge as a winged adult. The adults are frequently found in large number in a hatch near water. They characteristically carry their wings over their back in the shape of a tent.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2012-02-28 18:22]
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Hello Mike,
I know what you mean about trying to find an interesting subject to photograph at this time of the year. I haven't taken a new shot for what feels like ages. I just can't seem to find the time, plus it is usually dark when I get home from work.
I must admit I wasn't positive as to what I was suppose to be looking at, so I googled (Trichoptera case) and found a whole new world of strange insect behavior. I will have to keep my eyes open the next time I visit a body of water. Thanks for sharing this unique and interesting image.

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