Lepidostomatidae is a family in the order Trichoptera. It is widely dispersed around the world. Larvae shapes vary. Larvae are normally found near bodies of water. It was first discovered by Georg Ulmer in 1903.

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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Trichoptera
Suborder: Integripalpia
Superfamily: Limnephiloidea
Family: Lepidostomatidae
Ulmer, 1903

Distribution Edit

It is normally found in the Northern Hemisphere. Some species' range extends south to Panama and New Guinea.[1]

Larvae Edit

Larvae cases are mostly square shaped or circular. Larvae cases are normally found near rivers or stream beds, although some are found near lake beds.[2]

References Edit

  1. ^ Ulmer, pp. 1–154.
  2. ^ Weaver, pp. 1–141.

Bibliography Edit

  Data related to Lepidostomatidae at Wikispecies

  • Ulmer, G. (1903) Ueber die Metamorphose der Trichopteren. Hamburg, Germany: Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen vereins. OCLC 191979808
  • Weaver, J.S., III. (1988) A synopsis of the North American Lepidostomatidae (Trichoptera). American Entomological Institute. OCLC 22866028