Review of the Neotropical genus Bredinia (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae:

Steven C. Harris, Ralph W. Holzenthal, Oliver S. Flint

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The Neotropical genus Bredinia is reviewed, with descriptions and figures provided for the 16 species presently known, including 13 new species: B. guanacasteca n.sp., B. emarginata n.sp., and B. selva n.sp. from Costa Rica: B. davenporti n.sp. and B. pilcopata n.sp. from Peru; B. manabiensis n.sp. and B. spangleri n.sp. from Ecuador; B. alza n.sp. from Paraguay; B. mexicana n.sp. from Mexico; B. sucrensis n.sp. and B. zulia n.sp. from Venezuela; B. espinosa n.sp. from Brazil. Ecuador, and Venezuela, and B. venezuelensis n.sp. from Venezuela, Peru, and Ecuador. New records and illustrations are provided for B. costaricensis (Flint). B. dominicensis Flint, and B. appendiculata Flint and Sykora. A key is provided to separate the males and the associated females.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-45
Number of pages33
JournalAnnals of Carnegie Museum
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002


  • Bredinia
  • Hydroptilidae
  • Key
  • Neotropics
  • New species
  • Systemtics
  • Trichoptera


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