Trichoptera


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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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In some cases, including the present research, different taxonomic levels are used, for example, genus in Trichoptera, Plecoptera, and Ephemeroptera and family in Diptera [20].
Grafius, "Utilization and processing of allochthonous material by stream Trichoptera," Verhandlungen der Internationalen Vereinigung fur Theoretische und Angewandte Limnologie, vol.
Ephemeroptera, Trichoptera and Plecoptera dominated in control sites of the Virvyte River.
punctulatus (Valenciennes) presenta como items de consumo raros a Coleoptera indeterminados, Trichoptera indeterminados, Diptera indeterminados, Elmidae, Hydroptilidae e Hydrobiosidae.
The number of EPT taxa was lower at Sites 3 and 4, with the primary EPT taxa observed at Site 3 being caddisflies (Trichoptera).
Studies on clay pans in arid Australia, ponds in the UK, and African saline lakes likewise revealed many Coleoptera, Diptera, Trichoptera and Crustacea that are represented in the perennial pans of Mpumalanga at a generic and even species level (Seaman et al.
New Tennessee records for Wormaldia shawnee, Oligostomis ocelligera, Oligostomis pardalis, and Pycnopsyche rossi (Trichoptera).
Cladistic analysis of the Ochrotrichia shawnee Group (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) and description of a new member from the Interior Highlands of northwestern Arkansas.
Wallengren (1891) had described the caddisfly genus Ernodes with the type species Rhyacophila articularis Pictet, 1834 for Trichoptera: Ernodes is still used as a valid genus name in the family Beraeidae (e.g., Morse et al., 2007).
Steffan's (3) review of ectosymbiosis of aquatic insects includes reports of Peritrichida infestations of Ephemeroptera, Odonata, Hemiptera, Diptera, Trichoptera, and Coleoptera.