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Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

Caddisfly (Trichoptera)
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Copyright: Paulo Henrique Lopes Rodrigues (phlr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 130 N: 882] (2821)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-30
Categories: Insects
Camera: FujiFilm FinePix 6900 Zoom, Fujinon 6x zoom, Digital
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/300 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-05-01 13:28
Viewed: 6024
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Never saw this insect.

Thanks to Heinz (wallhalla15) and Loot, it's a Caddisfly (Trichoptera).

About this insects:
Adult caddisflies resemble moths. Both the larvae and pupae are aquatic. The larvae build and live in tubelike cases of leaves, sand, twigs, or bark so distinctive that most species can be identified by the type of case they make. Larvae that build a portable case pull it behind them as they crawl about over the bottom of the river. Larvae feed on both animals and plants. Some stream species build nets in which they capture food drifting in the water. Most of a caddisfly's life is spent as a larvae. Caddisfly larvae are an important food of fishes, particularly trout.

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Hi Paulo,
Thank god you have started uploading pictures after a long gap!!!
I'am not sure about the Id either , may be some kind of predatory insect in the class of antlion... need to check:-)
Great shot, good colors , dof and composition

Good job Paulo
Happy to see pics from you again.
I have no idea about the id but this insect is also common in my country.
Don't forget us
See you

Hello Paulo,
I think this is a caddisfly (Trichoptera).
This is a great macro. Great sharpness, colours and great POV. This is a great composition. Thank you for posting.

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-05-01 17:57]
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Hi Paulo
Seems like Heinz is on the right track. It is definitely from the order Trichoptera and from the Dipseudopsidae family. It is a large-collared caddisfly, but unfortunately I am not sure of the exact species ID.
Very well captured, great composition, natural colours, spot-on DOF with nice details on the insect, splendid BG and perfect exposure.
Very well done and TFS.

Hi Paulo,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.

Thanks for posting, have a great week.

Hi Paulo,
Clearly seen this little insects. Beautifully presented, good POV and composition. TFS

que posso dizer!
Brilhante a macro é espectacular!
Bonitas cores, composição, detalhes....
Tudo perfeito!
Thanks Ana:)

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  • pitai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 193 W: 15 N: 155] (1212)
  • [2006-05-02 19:41]
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Hello Paulo, How nice to see new post from you. I was really looking forward to see your new material. Very good macro, the insect looks very small. As allways a very informative note with a perfect DOF. Congrats, Gabriel

Hi Paulo,

Nice sharpness and detail in this tiny guy..
Great BG of green.. Good info. on this bug also.
Well done and TFS!

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2006-05-12 14:08]
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Ola Paulo,
Great moth close-up shot.
Nice note,pov,colors,dof,sharpness,exposure,framing,note and blurred bg.TFS

Hi Paulo,
very well describing, well detailed shot of one of the less conspicuous insects that resemble moths in many ways, making me believe they have to be closely related to lepidoptera.
Beautiful composition with the plants arranged in perfect rhythm. Thank you!
Best regards,

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-05-29 7:05]
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What a beautiful and interesting shot that you have well done ! I appreciate to discover this insect and to know its ID. Good colors and sharpness. Congratulations Paulo and thanks for sharing.

Hello Paulo,
Caddisflies are not frequent object on TN and not easy to photograph either. The image is slightly oversharpened but anyway a good job!!!
Best greetings,

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-06-21 12:40]
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Hello Paulo,
Lovely shot. Sharpness, colors, and the clear details are wonderful. Excellent POV and good composition.
Welcome to TrekNature...Sky

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