Is this a termite?
Location: Nome, AK
August 14, 2011 2:28 pm
I’ve seen two of these in my house in Nome Alaska. Is it a termite?
This is not a termite. It is a Caddisfly in the insect order Trichoptera. The aquatic larvae are called Casemakers, and they build homes from sticks, plant material, sand, shells and other materials. Each species has a very distinctive case. You may also search Bugguide for additional information.