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Trichoptera order (numerous species)


Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota Extension


Dave Hanson

Description: 1/16 - 1 1/2 inch long (most are between 1/4 - 1 inch long). Moth-like with wings folded tent-like over the body. Antennae are thin and as long as or longer than the body. Usually drab colored, especially brown or gray.

Where/When: Found near lakes, streams, and wetlands. Attracted to light and can be found around buildings.

Significance: Does not harm people or property.

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