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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 15 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)
Wallace, I. (Illust.: Wilkins, P.), 2003 The Beginner’s Guide to Caddis (Order 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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