Classification Family: Trichoptera
Length .12 to 17 mm.
Phenology Late April to June and August to October with a summer diapause.
IdentificationA medium to large sized caddis fly with marbled brown and cream wings, although the patterning varies between male/ female in this species. The forewings have a notched outer margin.
Life CycleIt breeds around still water such as ponds and lakes. The jelly coated egg sac is stuck to a leaf above the surface of the water, and when the eggs are ready to hatch they fall into the water beneath. The larvae build a case with pieces of dead leaves.
Habitat Still water habitats, ponds and lakes, often in woodland or well wooded areas.
Glyphotaelius pellucidus Caddis Fly Order Trichoptera