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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]
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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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balticum, even though he refers to other trichopteran specimens figured in Brodie, 1845 [33] ("Orthophlebia" furcata and liasina), and he does refer to Westwood when discussing other new species in the same paper.
At the ordinal level, the major shredders in both streams were dipterans, trichopterans, and plecopterans.
There were no significant differences in biomass between benthic taxa (chironomids, trichopterans, amphipods, hirudineans, oligochaetes, gastropods, bivalves, ephemeropterans, and others) at the studied distances (one-way ANOVA, df = 6, MS = 1.8; F = 3.14; p < 0.001, post hoc comparisons, ns).
A larval case of the trichopteran, Micrasema, a species common in lotic situations, suggests the possibility of moving water in or near the basin early in the development of the peatland.
Orthotrichia sp., a trichopteran larva, was the third most abundant taxon in the study, and always occurred at significantly higher abundance in the main reservoir than in the pond ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 2 OMITTED], Table 1).
- 1, Neotrichia pupa - 1, trichopteran pupae - 14; COLEOPTERA: Stenelmis sp.
Ephemeropterans and Trichopterans were also consumed, but at lower percentages relative to bivalves and chironomids (Table 1).
Hemipterans, coleopterans, lepidopterans and trichopterans are among the important dietary elements of insectivorous bats (Agosta and Morton, 2003).
On Crane, the diet was dominated by lepidopterans, coleopterans, and trichopterans; the spotted cucumber beetle was 5.3% of the diet (Brack and Whitaker 2004).
In Missouri, the proportion of aquatic insects eaten (dipterans, trichopterans, and plecopterans) was small but influenced by the lunar cycle (Brack & LaVal 1985).
Ephemeropterans and Trichopterans are not usual prey items for eastern pipistrelles; however, they dominate the diet when they are found.