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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The biomass proportions of trichopterans and hirudineans were also high reaching 8-26% and 5-31% at the studied distances (Fig.
This study provides an update to the endemic biota of Arkansas by adding 19 species to the state list, including two fungi, three gastropods, one araneid, two opilionids, two pseudoscorpions, one diplopod, three collembolans, two trichopterans, one coleopteran, one dipteran and one hymenopteran.
In Missouri and Indiana, lepidopterans were most important in the diet, followed by coleopterans, trichopterans, and dipterans (Brack and Whitaker 2001).
In Missouri, the proportion of aquatic insects eaten (dipterans, trichopterans, and plecopterans) was small but influenced by the lunar cycle (Brack & LaVal 1985).