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Tri·chop·ter·a

(tri-kop'tĕr-ă),
An order of insects in which the aquatic larvae (caddis flies) construct a protective case (caddis) of bits of submerged material in a highly specific form; commonly found attached under stones in freshwater streams. The adult caddis flies, having hairy wings, shed their hairs and epithelia, causing hay fever-like (allergic) symptoms in sensitive people.
[tricho- + G. pteron, wing]

Trichoptera

the insect order containing the caddis flies. The larvae are aquatic and often live in a case or tube which they carry around; they include herbivores and carnivores and some species act as indicators of pollution. The adults have reduced mouthparts and feed only rarely.
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Other commonly observed aquatic species included Pacific Chorus Frogs, Northwestern Salamanders (Ambystoma gracile), and caddisfly larvae.
Increases in rainfall and streamflow create disturbances that may displace caddisfly larvae (Bispo, Oliveira, Crisci-Bispo & Sousa, 2004) and their food sources, while higher leaf litter inputs favor development of shredding larvae (Bispo et al., 2004).
Caption: Ginger Ursitti holds a rock with attached caddisfly casings.
Adaptation of caddisfly larval silks to aquatic habitats by phosphorylation of H-Fibroin serines.
LI: systematics of the Neotropical caddisfly genus Contulma (Trichoptera: Anomalopsychidae) Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 575: 1-59
The importance of algae in a shaded headwater stream as food for an abundant caddisfly (Trichoptera).
A total of 9,367 adult male caddisfly specimens representing thirteen families and 99 species of caddisflies were collected (Table 1, figure 2).
little or no indigestible matter, such as shell) and easily accessible aquatic insect larvae such as caddisfly (mainly those lacking protective cases such as Hydropsyche angustipennis [Hyropsychidae] and Neureclipsis bimaculata [Polycentropodidae]), chironomids and mayflies.
NEBOISS, A., 1978.--Atriplectididae, a new caddisfly family (Trichoptera: Atriplectidae): 67-73 (en) CRICHTON, M.I.
A key to the world genera of the caddisfly tribe Hydrobiosini (Trichoptera, Rhyacophilidae).
Balachandran, "A new species of Caddisfly (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae: Lepidostoma) from Tamil Nadu, India," Journal of Threatened Taxa, vol.