British Insects: families of Caddis flies (Trichoptera)


L. Watson and M. J. Dallwitz

Implicit Attributes

Unless indicated otherwise, the following attributes are implicit throughout the descriptions, except where the characters concerned are inapplicable.

Adults. Adults not minute.

The fringes of the wings shorter than the maximum width of the hind-wings.

Larvae. The larval case not of sand grains and shield-shaped with wing-like extensions; not made of sand grains and curved, the hind extremity not covered by a dark membrane with a central slit; not particularly small, not seed- or flask-shaped; not constructed of vegetable matter arranged spirally.

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Cite this publication as: ‘Watson, L., and Dallwitz, M.J. 2003 onwards. British insects: the families of Caddis flies (Trichoptera). Version: 29th December 2011.’.