A Caddisfly - Cryptochia furcata
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Known to occur in Washington, British Columbia, and northwestern Montana with new record from Missoula County, Montana (Denning, 1975; Newell and Potter, 1975). Other Montana State Records: West Fork Denny Creek (Madison River), West Fork Gallatin River, Beehive Basin, Elkhorn Creek (Gallatin River Basin), Rattlesnake Creek, Missoula County; Dog Creek, Powell County
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There is very little ecological information available on this species. According to Wiggins (1996) species of this genus typically inhabit clear, cool creeks, and the known locations in MT fit this general description, including being steep gradient, cobble/boulder dominated and forested.
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- Wiggins, G.B. 1996. Larvae of the North American caddisfly genera (Trichoptera). University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario. 2nd Edition. 457 pp.
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- Denning, D.G. 1975. New and unusual Rhyacophila (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae). Canadian Entomologist, 107: 953-962.
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