Re: spotted sedge

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Posted by Ralph on 2013-07-03 09:21:08 in reply to Re: spotted sedge posted by Mel Jones on 2013-07-01 22:56:35

It is possible you are seeing both. As you said though, if it is emerging from a husk in the water and/or stretching its wings it is extremely unlikely to be a moth. . . especially a spruce moth.
If you can catch one, look at its face. A moth has a VERY obvious coiled proboscis (mouth tube) under its face, a caddisfly does not. Also, when you let it go a moth will leave a bunch of duty scales in your hand, a caddis has hairs instead of scales and won't leave a smudge.
Both the folks at Blue Ribbon and Dan Delects are great resources for local hatches. Believe 'em.

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