The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
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|Dark dorsal bands on head fused at junction of coronal and frontoclypeal sutures to form U-shaped marking (sf 19.298)||Dark dorsal bands on head extended posterad beyond junction of coronal and frontoclypeal sutures to form V-shaped marking (sf 19.296)|
|Pronotum with narrow bands along anterior border and across dorsum (sf 19.298)||Pronotal markings variable|
|Case of leaf pieces arranged transversely or longitudinally (sf 19.440)|
|Remaining genera: Halesochila, Limnephilus, and Philarctus|
5 Example Specimens
This caddis is one of the most abundant caddisflies in temporary ponds of Glacier Park. The larvae build a round case of detritus and dead plant material that can get quite large.
Species Nemotaulius hostilis
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