I'm trying to identify the insect below that I found in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Any help would be appreciated.

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  • $\begingroup$ Where was it found? $\endgroup$ – canadianer Sep 22 '17 at 22:37
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    $\begingroup$ Edmonton AB, Canada $\endgroup$ – Anna Sep 22 '17 at 22:39
  • $\begingroup$ Also, what type of environement was it found in? Forest, grass, in the basement, etc...? $\endgroup$ – Remi.b Sep 22 '17 at 22:53
  • $\begingroup$ it was flying in my garage while the door where open. I assume it's terrestrial but I'm not 100% sure $\endgroup$ – Anna Sep 22 '17 at 23:28

This a long-horned caddisfly (gallery), which belongs to the superfamily Leptoceridae, though, due to a combination of the quality of your image, as well as limited available resources online, I'm currently not able to confidently suggest a genus or species. At any rate, here are a few pictures of various caddisfly that resemble the characteristics of your posted insect.

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Ceraclea dissimilis enter image description here

Ceraclea sp.
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Ceraclea slossonae enter image description here

From where the majority of what I believe to be the closest matches mostly all belong to the genus Ceraclea, I am currently leaning towards that, however, I will continue to search for further validation.


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