Order Trichoptera

Ralph W. Holzenthal, Robin E. Thomson, Blanca Ríos-Touma

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Abstract

Trichoptera, or caddisflies, are an order of aquatic insects occurring around the world in rivers, streams, and lakes. About 15,000 species are known. The aquatic larvae use silk to construct cases in which they reside or to spin silken nets to capture food suspended in the water column. The adults, with the body and wings covered with fine hairs, are crepuscular and resemble small moths. Larvae are important components of aquatic food webs. Most are intolerant of pollution and serve as biological indicators of water quality. This chapter provides an overview of the geographical, morphological, and ecological diversity of caddisflies. Aquatic respiration, osmoregulation, diapause, and other physiological adaptations are reviewed. The literature on general aspects of life history, ecology and behavior, such as adult emergence, mating behavior, egg laying, predation, construction behavior, food and feeding, drift, and production is reviewed. The effect of climate change and other human impacts on the diversity and distribution of caddisflies is discussed. Finally, methods for collecting, preparing, and observing immature stages and adults for scientific study are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology: Fourth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages965-1002
Number of pages38
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9780123850270, 9780123850263
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 10 2014

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Larva
Food
caddisfly
Trichoptera
larva
food
Physiological Adaptation
Osmoregulation
Food Chain
Silk
Moths
Climate Change
Water Quality
Feeding Behavior
Lakes
Ecology
Rivers
Hair
Ovum
Insects

Keywords

  • Aquatic insect
  • Biodiversity
  • Biological indicator
  • Caddisfly
  • Case
  • Life history
  • Trichoptera

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Holzenthal, R. W., Thomson, R. E., & Ríos-Touma, B. (2014). Order Trichoptera. In Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology: Fourth Edition (Vol. 1, pp. 965-1002). Elsevier Inc.. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385026-3.00038-3

Order Trichoptera. / Holzenthal, Ralph W.; Thomson, Robin E.; Ríos-Touma, Blanca.

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology: Fourth Edition. Vol. 1 Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 965-1002.

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Holzenthal, RW, Thomson, RE & Ríos-Touma, B 2014, Order Trichoptera. in Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology: Fourth Edition. vol. 1, Elsevier Inc., pp. 965-1002. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385026-3.00038-3
Holzenthal RW, Thomson RE, Ríos-Touma B. Order Trichoptera. In Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology: Fourth Edition. Vol. 1. Elsevier Inc.2014. p. 965-1002. Available from, DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-385026-3.00038-3

Holzenthal, Ralph W.; Thomson, Robin E.; Ríos-Touma, Blanca / Order Trichoptera.

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Ecology and General Biology: Fourth Edition. Vol. 1 Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 965-1002.

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