Black Dancer Caddisfly

This caddisfly was perched on a leaf in the shade of a tree, not far from Mizumachi Lake near Nogata. I couldn’t identify it at first because I was stupidly looking in my moth books. Then I realized that it wasn’t a moth… (red face!)

Wikipedia article about Trichoptera: here.

Mystacides azureusMystacides azureus

Trichoptera: Leptoceridae
Mystacides azureus
“Black dancer” caddisfly = ao-higenaga-tobikera

Location: Park near Nogata (Google map)

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3 Responses to Black Dancer Caddisfly

  1. Trace says:

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    From Trace

  2. Nigel says:

    Hi Trace,
    I’m glad that my site is useful to you. Good luck with your science project.
    Nigel

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