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Order Trichoptera Kirby, 1813 (Insecta), Caddisflies*
The taxonomy, diversity, and distribution of the aquatic insect order Trichoptera, caddisflies, are reviewed and a discussion of phylogenetic studies within the order is presented, including higher classification of the suborders and superfamilies, based on recent literature.
Phylogeny of Trichoptera (caddisflies): characterization of signal and noise within multiple datasets.
Trichoptera are holometabolous insects with aquatic larvae that, together with the Lepidoptera, make up the Amphiesmenoptera and are found to be evolving under extremely different rates, with Annulipalpia to be the most basal of the three suborders, with Spicipalpia and IntegripalPia forming a clade.
DNA barcode data confirm new species and reveal cryptic diversity in Chilean Smicridea (Smicridea) (Trichoptera:Hydropsychidae)
- S. Pauls, R. Blahnik, Xin Zhou, C. T. Wardwell, R. Holzenthal
- BiologyJournal of the North American Benthological…
- 20 July 2010
The DNA barcode data proved useful in delimiting species within Chilean Smicridea (Smic Ridea) and were suitable for life-stage associations, and contained sufficient intraspecific variation to make the DNA bar code a candidate locus for widespread application in phylogeographic studies.
revision of the Neotropical species of the genus Chimarra, subgenus Chimarra (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae)
- R. Blahnik
Systematics of Chimarrita, a new subgenus of Chimarra (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae)
- R. Blahnik
- 1 July 1997
The subgenus Chimarrita of the genus Chimarra is erected to include three described species, formerly placed in the subgenus Chimarra, and fifteen new species, all with distributions in the Greater…
Phylogeny of caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera)
Equally and differentially weighted parsimony analyses were conducted in order to present a phylogeny of Trichoptera, including 43 of 45 families, which closely resembles that proposed by Herbert Ross with respect to the relationships among suborders, with a monophyletic Annulipalpia at the base of the tree, and a clade consisting of Spicipalpia plus a monopyletic IntegripalPia.
Alterosa, a new caddisfly genus from Brazil (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae)
- R. Blahnik
- 27 May 2005
The subgenera of Dolophilodes (Trichoptera: Philopotamidae), as recognized by Ross (1956), are reconsidered, and an additional genus, Alterosa, is established to include 2 described species, DolophILodes (Sortosa) sanctipauli Flint 1971 and Dolophiliodes (sortosa) marinonii Almeida & Duarte 2003, and 20 new species, all from southern or southeastern Brazil.
Checklist of the Trichoptera (Insecta) of Brazil I
The total number of species recorded for Brazil is 378; the most diverse family is Hydropsychidae with 103 species; the second most diverse is Hydroptilidae with 50 species, followed by Leptoceridae and Philopotamidae with 41 each.
Host phylogeny and specialisation in parasitoids.
An effect of aphid phylogeny on host acceptance and sting rates from behavioural observations and for pupal survivorship are found, showing that both classes of traits show phylogenetic conservatism with respect to host species.
The Trichoptera barcode initiative: a strategy for generating a species-level Tree of Life
- Xin Zhou, P. Frandsen, K. Kjer
- BiologyPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
- 5 September 2016
A strategy of implementing constrained tree searches is suggested, which allow larger datasets to dictate the backbone phylogeny, while the barcode data fill out the tips of the tree.