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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Trichoptera
Sub-Order Integripalpia
Family Helicopsychidae
Common Name Snail-case Caddisfly
Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Tube-case makers
  • Larva with snail or shell-like case made from sand grains
  • Anal claw with teeth; not hooked
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008