what’s this bug
Hi, any idea what this bug is? i found it nearby a stream channel. it’s not in my field guide. thanks so much. great web site.
This is a species of Caddisfly, Order Trichoptera. They resemble moths and are poor fliers. Larvae are aquatic and the larvae build homes by cementing sticks and stones together, forming a tube which is used as protection as well as camoflauge. There are over 1000 species in North America. Sorry I can’t give you an exact species.