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Last night I was closing up the house for the night and found an orange sedge caddis fly on my screen door. I have seen damselflies, dobsonflies(hellgramites), light cahill, BWO, various caddis and hendricksons on my door before. The funny thing is that I live nowhere near a trout stream, not within 10 miles at least of one. There are plenty of lakes around, and a nature preserve with a creek fed swamp.

 

This was the first time I have come across an orange sedge.

 

john

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I think the "orange sedge" is Ptilostomis sp. Can be found in still or slow-moving warmer waters, so it may have emerged from a nearby lake or pond, or a stream/river portion with aquatic vegetation backwater area. Also, caddis can fly quite some distance, and weather patterns can disperse them even farther. So it is probably no surprise one was attracted to a light.

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