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A Caddisfly - Cryptochia furcata

Native Species

Global Rank: G3G4
State Rank: SNR

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General Description
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Range Comments
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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 8

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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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A Caddisfly — Cryptochia furcata.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from