Minnesota Caddisflies

 
Order Trichoptera

Trichoptera (caddisflies) is the order of insects that is characterized by having two pairs of membranous wings that are covered with minute hairs and are held over the body tent-like when at rest; and usually very long, thread-like antennae.

There are about 13,600 Trichoptera species in more than 600 genera in 47 families worldwide, about 1,350 species in about 150 genera in 22 families in North America north of Mexico.


 

 

 

           
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a species of caddisfly (Agapetus tomus)

 

 

     

a species of caddisfly (Goera stylata)

 
     

a species of caddisfly (Lepidostoma libum)

 
     

a species of long-horned caddisfly (Oecetis ditissa)

 
     

a species of long-horned caddisfly (Triaenodes flavescens)

 
     

a species of long-horned caddisfly (Ylodes frontalis)

 
     

a species of netspinning caddisfly (Parapsyche apicalis)

 
     

a species of northern caddisfly (Anabolia ozburni)

 
     

a species of northern caddisfly (Ironoquia punctatissima)

 
     

a species of northern caddisfly (Limnephilus janus)

 
     

a species of northern caddisfly (Limnephilus rossi)

 
     

a species of northern caddisfly (Limnephilus secludens)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Hydroptila metoeca)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Hydroptila quinola)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Hydroptila rono)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Hydroptila tortosa)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Hydroptila waskesia)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Ochrotrichia spinosa)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Oxyethira ecornuta)

 
     

a species of purse casemaker caddisfly (Oxyethira itascae)

 
     

a species of saddle casemaker caddisfly (Protoptila erotica)

 
     

a species of tube casemaker caddisfly (Polycentropus glacialis)

 
     

a species of tube casemaker caddisfly (Polycentropus milaca)

 
     

headwaters chilostigman caddisfly (Chilostigma itascae)

 
     

Vertrees’s ceraclean caddisfly (Ceraclea vertreesi)

 

 

 

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Capitalization of Common Names

Insect scientific names are governed by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). Vernacular (common) names are not. In an attempt to “assure the uniformity of (common) names of common insects” the Entomological Society of America (ESA) published Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms. ESA has no rule or guideline that addresses capitalization of common names. However, the database of common names published by ESA does not capitalize common names. National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) also uses uncapitalized common names. Most other sources, including ITIS, BAMONA, Odonata Central, and the Peterson Field Guides, capitalize common insect names. MinnesotaSeasons.com will adhere to the convention followed by ESA and NCBI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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