Perfect marvels of taste and ingenuity

Anonyme, The Christian Miscellany and Family Visiter, Londres, John Mason, 1883, p. 274.

The caddis-flies are first caddis-worms, whose homes are often perfect marvels of taste and ingenuity. I have often found them built of reeds cut into equal lenghts, and laid cunningly across and  across. Others construct handsome palaces of delicate little shells of planorbis or of minute bivalves. Others build up round cases like the watch-towers of « the  brick-maker « .