A taxonomic superfamily.
The Superfamily Hydropsychoidea is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (7): Dipseudopsidae · Ecnomidae · Electralbertidae · Hydropsychidae · Polycentropodidae · Psychomyiidae · Xiphocentronidae
Hydropsychidae is a family level taxon consisting of certain caddisflies. [more]
Ecnomidae is a family of caddisflies comprising 9 genera with a total of 375 species. [more]
Hydropsychidae are a family-level taxon consisting of net-spinning caddisflies. Hydropsychids are common among much of the world's streams and a few species occupy the shorelines of freshwater lakes. Larvae of the hyrdopsychids construct nets at the open end of their dwellings which is responsible for their "net-spinning caddisfly" common name. [more]
Polycentropodidae is a family level taxon consisting of trumpet-net and tube-making caddisflies. [more]
Psychomyiidae is a family level taxon consisting of trumpet-net and tube-making caddisflies. Members of this family are typically very similar to polycentropodids, but usually differ in leg characters. Larvae also tend to construct silken tubes. [more]
Xiphocentronidae is a family of caddisflies. It has previously been treated as a subfamily of Psychomyiidae, and has a broad distribution, including parts of Asia, Central Africa and the Americas. It contains seven genera, in two subfamilies: [more]
At least 136 species and subspecies belong to the Family Xiphocentronidae.
More info about the Family Xiphocentronidae may be found here.
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