The giant Salmonflies of the Western mountains are legendary for their proclivity to elicit consistent dry-fly action and ferocious strikes.
|Option 1||Option 2|
|Abdominal sternum I usually with more than 100 setae overall, with setal areas merged (sf 19.300)||Abdominal sternum I with fewer than 100 setae overall, with setal areas discrete|
|Small spines on head and pronotum (sf 19.297)||Usually without spines on head and pronotum|
|Short, stout setae on lateral sclerite of each anal proleg (sf 19.305)||Usually without short, stout setae on lateral sclerite of anal proleg|
|Case cylindrical, made usually of irregular pieces of twigs and bark (sf 19.441b), sometimes small rocks (sf 19.441a)|
|Remaining genera: Asynarchus, 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.
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