Subject: We think it is a…
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA
October 13, 2014 6:43 pm
Hello Bugman!
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!
Michael Raub
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Signature: Michael Raub

Dear Michael,
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.

Location: Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

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