Location: Vermilion County, Illinois
September 3, 2015 9:41 am
I found this insect on my office window – I work at a park in East Central Illinois. At first, I thought it could have been a species of snout butterfly, but realized after getting up close – they were antennae. But I don’t know if I’ve ever noticed moths/butterflies having their antennae closed together. It was a cool morning, dew on the grass, light low-laying fog, but he appeared dry and content on my window. Any idea what this could be so I can learn more about this species? Thanks so much!!!
Signature: Lara the NatureNerd
Dear Lara the NatureNerd,
Though you were wrong about the identification, you were quite astute to notice the morphological similarities between this Caddisfly and some moths. Caddisflies begin life as aquatic Caseworms. Though it is not in a natural setting, we really love your Caddisfly image because of its simplicity, but we did adjust the levels and rotate.