The caddisfly genus Protoptila in Costa Rica (Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae)

Ralph W. Holzenthal, Roger J. Blahnik

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Nineteen species of Protoptila known from Costa Rica are revised to include 11 previously described species (P. bicornuta Flint 1963, P. boruca Flint 1974, P. burica Flint 1974, P. cana Flint 1974, P. ixtala Mosely 1937, P. laterospina Flint 1967, P. orotina orotina Flint 1974, P. spirifera Flint 1974, P. talamanca Flint 1974, P. tica Bueno-Soria 1984, and P. tojana Mosely 1954) and 8 new species (P. altura, P. bribri, P. chitaria, P. cristula, P. kjeri, P. jolandae, P. strepsicera, and P. trichoglossa). Illustrations, diagnoses, descriptions, and distribution records are provided for all species.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-37
Number of pages37
Issue number1197
StatePublished - May 8 2006


  • Caddisfly
  • Costa Rica
  • Glossosomatidae
  • Male genitalia
  • Neotropics
  • New species
  • Protoptila
  • Protoptilinae
  • Trichoptera


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