Species that use decoration usually cover the body first to protect their vital organs, like the larvae of many caddisfly
species that build hard cases from whatever material they find, or assassin bugs who have the odd habit of carrying a shield of ant carcasses -- their number one prey -- to avoid being eaten by predators.
Its use in the new fishs name refers to the silt-free substrates that the fish requires to thrive, hunting aquatic insect larvae such as blackfly, caddisfly
, mayfly and stonefly.
Recognizing that this was an opportunity, I designed nymphs to imitate the four macroinvertebrates I found were common in all the streams I surveyed: flat-headed mayfly (Heptageniidae), brushlegged mayfly (Isonychiidae), common netspinner caddisfly
(Hydropsychidae) and finger-net caddisfly
However, they knew that we had not found any caddisfly
larvae and decided that the water may still have been polluted a bit based on the bio-indicator scale of macroinvertebrates (Refer to Figure 11).
They have been well documented in marine mussels, sea cucumbers, sandcastle worms, and caddisfly
larvae (Stewart et al.
larval cases were relatively intact and thus could be analyzed separately from other insect remains, which were generally too fragmented to identify.
net spinning caddisfly
larva, 2% RA) and Ostracoda n.
larvae (Insecta: Trichcoptera) of the Coello River Basin in Tolima (Colombia): Spatial and temporal patterns and bioecological aspects.
High species diversity, various ecological and behavioural specializations and very strict environmental requirements, particularly along the longitudinal continuum, make caddisfly
larvae excellent study organisms for environmental gradient studies [2-3].
2006) observing that round goby diet in a warm North American stream shifted from caddisfly
(Hydropsychidae) and chironomid larvae during the day to mayfly (Heptageniidae) larvae at night, mainly due to an increase in mayfly larvae activity during the night and their subsequent presence in drift.
(Trichoptera) family Atriplectididae in the Neotropical: 157-165 (en) HOLZENTHAL, R.
There is research showing that caddisfly
larvae are capable of eating newt eggs, potentially influencing TTX concentrations at a very early life-history stage (Gall and others 2011).