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Your insect is probably a caddisfly

Caddisflies and a caddisfly larva

Order: Trichoptera
Body length: 2 - 40mm
Species: World - 7000, UK - 192

Caddisflies usually live near ponds and lakes. Their larvae live in cases made from tiny pieces of plant stem, stones, sand grains and small snail shells. Some species make their cases from small twigs, and these cases are called log cabins.

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