ong nosed insect
May 8, 2010
This guy was hanging out near out back door porch light. It’s 4 in the afternoon, and he hasn’t moved much at all since before lunch. He’s about 2 and half to three inches long, including his portruding proboscis. Light brown color on wings, eyes look like black points raised slightly and forward of head. His proboscis is nearly as long as his body, slightly curved downward.
Black Diamond, WA (Pacific Northwest)


Hi Joe,
This is a Caddisfly, a mothlike insect with a casemaking aquatic larva.  It is in the order Trichoptera, which is well represented on BugGuide, but we haven’t a clue as to its family, genus or species.  What you are calling a proboscis is actually antennae.  We apologize for the lengthy time it took us to respond, but we were out of the office for a week and we are still behind in our mail.

One Response to Caddisfly

  1. Kaimialana says:

    It looks like Family Limnephilidae. Something similar to Nemotaulius or Hesperophylax.

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