04. Caddisflies

The fourth chapter of the “Inhabitants of the microworld” series is called “Caddisflies”.

Trichoptera, or caddisflies, are insects that spend all their embryonic development into the water. The eggs are protected by a gelatinous mass ensuring the ideal conditions for the development of the larvae. Few time after hatching, the larva of most species begin the construction of their own case. These cases not only protect the soft bodies of the larvae but also make them heavier, so also prevents them for being dragged by the stream.

This is the fourth chapter of a series that will bring to us a video per day during this confinement forced by COVID-19.

We hope that you enjoy this initiative, which gives access to a documentary series for free to the world, and you share it with everyone you think will possibly be interested.

Science into Images’s team.

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