New species and records of Hydroptilidae (Trichoptera) from Venezuela

Robin E. Thomson, Ralph W. Holzenthal

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Eight new species of Hydroptilidae (Trichoptera) from Venezuela are described: Acostatrichia digitata sp. n., Hydroptila cressae sp. n., Metrichia botrychion sp. n., Ochrotrichia spira sp. n., Oxyethira bettyae sp. n., Oxyethira quiramae sp. n., Oxyethira redunca sp. n., and Rhyacopsyche shorti sp. n. New country records for Venezuela of 2 additional species, Neotrichia feolai Santos & Nessimian, 2009 and Oxyethira picita Harris & Davenport, 1999, are also provided. Illustrations of male genitalia are provided with each description.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-39
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2012


  • Anchitrichia
  • Caddisflies
  • Hydroptila
  • Hydroptilidae
  • Metrichia
  • Neotrichia
  • Neotropical
  • New species
  • Ochrotrichia
  • Oxyethira
  • Rhyacopsyche
  • Trichoptera


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