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TRICHOPTERA (caddis flies, caddisflies)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Order)

ANNULIPALPIA (caseless caddis proper) Suborder 3 subtaxa  
HYDROPSYCHIDAE (net-making caddis flies) Family 2 subtaxa  
Unidentified Hydropsyche (Unidentified Hydropsyche Caddisflies)
Dorsal view
(Hydropsyche fulvipes/instabilis) (a group of caddisflies)
Female - lateral view
POLYCENTROPODIDAE (snare-making caddis flies) Family 1 subtaxon  
Plectrocnemia conspersa (Curtis, 1834) (a caddisfly)
Female - llateral view
INTEGRIPALPIA (true cased caddis flies)
LEPTOCERIDAE (long-horned caddis flies), eg: Mystacides azurea (a caddisfly) - On leaf - dorsal view LIMNEPHILIDAE (a family of Caddis Flies), eg: Limnephilus lunatus (a caddisfly) - Dorsal view ODONTOCERIDAE (silver sedge caddis fly), eg: Odontocerum albicorne (Silver Sedge Caddis Fly) - Pupal case - top of tube PHRYGANEIDAE (a family of Caddis Flies), eg: Phryganea grandis (a caddisfly) - Dorsal view - set specimen SERICOSTOMATIDAE (a family of Caddis Flies), eg: Sericostoma personatum (a caddisfly) - Mating pair - in situ - close-up
Suborder 14 subtaxa  
SPICIPALPIA (primitive caddis flies) Suborder 1 subtaxon  
HYDROPTILIDAE (Micro-caddis Flies)
Family 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs
Unidentified Trichoptera (Unidentified Caddis Flies, Caddisflies)
Lateral view

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Eutaxa - electronic keys & reference collections: (Electronic Identification Key to larvae (DVD for sale) - online version to families only.) Eutaxa - electronic keys & reference collections
Barnard, P. & Ross, E., 2012 The adults Trichoptera (caddisflies) of Britain and Ireland
Macan, T.T., 1973 A Key to the Adults of British Trichoptera
Malicky, H., 2004 Atlas of European Trichoptera
Mosely, M.E., 1939 The British Caddis Flies (Trichoptera)


Nilsson, A. (ed.), 1996 Aquatic Insects of North Europe
Module 5: advanced identification of caddisflies (Trichoptera): Module 5: advanced identification of caddisflies (Trichoptera)
Wallace, I.D, Wallace, B. & Phillipson, G.N., 1990 A Key to the Case-bearing Caddis Larvae of Britain and Ireland
Edington, J.M. & Hildrew, A.G., 1995 Caseless Caddis Larvae of the British Isles

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 8 general literature references to TRICHOPTERA (caddis flies, caddisflies)

TRICHOPTERA may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(insects and other 6-legged organisms)
(true insects)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 4 feeding and other relationships of TRICHOPTERA (caddis flies, caddisflies)

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