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caddisfly

[kad-is-flahy] /ˈkæd ɪsˌflaɪ/
noun, plural caddisflies.
1.
any of numerous aquatic insects constituting the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of membranous, often hairy wings and superficially resembling moths.
Also, caddicefly.
Compare caddisworm.
Origin of caddisfly
1780-1790
1780-90; see caddisworm, fly2
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  • The caddisfly are the two small cylindrical objects in the center-left and center-right of the photo.

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