Ceraclea albosticta (Hagen, 1861)

White-spotted long-horned caddisfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Leptocerus albostictus Hagen, 1861 (original combination); Ceraclea sacca (Ross, 1938)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered or extant


One specimen was collected in July 2000 (Houghton, 2012). Two further specimens have since been reported from Michigan (Houghton et al., 2018).



Great Lakes area (including Minnesota), North America


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hagen, H. A. (1861). Synopsis of the Neuroptera of North America with a list of the South American species. Smithsonian Institution Miscellaneous Collections 4: 1-347.


Other references:

Houghton, David C. (2001). Updated Checklist of the Minnesota Caddisflies (Tricoptera) with Geographic Affinities. Transactions of the American Entomological Society 127(4): 495-512.

Houghton, David C. et al. (2012). Biological diversity of the Minnesota caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera). ZooKeys 189: 1-389.

Houghton DC, DeWalt RE, Pytel AJ, Brandin CM, Rogers SE, Ruiter DE, Bright E, Hudson PL, Armitage BJ. (2018). Updated checklist of the Michigan (USA) caddisflies, with regional and habitat affinities. ZooKeys 730: 57-74.

Masteller, E. C. and Flint, O. S., Jr. (1979). Light trap and emergence trap records of caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Lake Erie region of Pennsylvania and adjacent Ohio. The Great Lakes Entomologist 12(4): 165-177.

Masteller, E. C. and Flint, O. S., Jr. (1992). The trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Pennsylvania: an annotated checklist. Journal of the Pennsylvania Academy of Science 66(2): 68-78.

Weaver, John S. III. (1993). The trichoptera of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University. Braueria 20: 33-50.


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