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?
Signature: TJ


Dear TJ,
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.

Location: Alaska

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