Order Trichoptera Kirby, 1813 (Insecta), caddisflies

  • The taxonomy, diversity, and distribution of the aquatic insect order Trichoptera, caddisflies, are reviewed. The order is among the most important and diverse of all aquatic taxa. Larvae are vital participants in aquatic food webs and their presence and relative abundance are used in the biological assessment and monitoring of water quality. The species described by Linnaeus are listed. The morphology of all life history stages (adults, larvae, and pupae) is diagnosed and major features of the anatomy are illustrated. Major components of life history and biology are summarized. A discussion of phylogenetic studies within the order is presented, including higher classification of the suborders and superfamilies, based on recent literature. Synopses of each of 45 families are presented, including the taxonomic history of the family, a list of all known genera in each family, their general distribution and relative species diversity, and a short overview of family-level biological features. The order contains 600 genera, and approximately 13,000 species.

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Author:Ralph W. Holzenthal, Roger J. Blahnik, Aysha L. Prather, Karl M. Kjer
Parent Title (English):Zootaxa
Publisher:Magnolia Press
Place of publication:Auckland, NZ
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2007
Date of first Publication:2007/12/21
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2009/05/22
Linnaaeus; caddisflies; distribution; diversity; morphology; phylogeny; taxonomy; trichoptera
Page Number:60
First Page:639
Last Page:698
Signatur: SZq 4646
Institutes:keine Angabe Fachbereich / Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Weitere biologische Literatur (eingeschränkter Zugriff)
Licence (German):License LogoArchivex. zur Lesesaalplatznutzung § 52b UrhG