This caddisfly, (Halesochila taylori), usually found as an adult during the month of October is a dapper fellow, with Halloween colours of orange, black and white. It is sometimes called the October Caddisfly and is restricted to northwestern North America (Alaska, BC, Alberta, Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon). It is a species of of still waters; the larvae found in lakes and ponds. This adult was perched on a cattail leaf in the pond.
Two biologists on a beautiful property armed with cameras, smart phones and a marginal knowledge of websites took up the challenge of documenting one species a day on that property. Join along! Posts and photographs by Leah Ramsay and David Fraser (unless otherwise stated; started January 1, 2014.