Subject: We think it is a…
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 13, 2014 6:43 pm
My son and I found this interesting critter on our back porch this evening. We believe it is a Northern Caddisfly, but wanted an expert opinion to let us know if we are right or wrong. From a decription we found online, we are happy to find this Caddisfly. We live along the Susquehanna River in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The river has developed a reputation for not being very clean, but if this Caddisfly is any indicator, as it is purported to be, the river is starting to heal. Thanks for your advice!
Signature: Michael Raub
We believe your identification of this Caddisfly is spot on, though we are very reluctant to attempt a species identification with most Caddisflies. You are correct about Caddisflies being an indicator species for clean water.