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Hydropsychoidea

(Superfamily)

Overview

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A taxonomic superfamily.

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Taxonomy

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The Superfamily Hydropsychoidea is a member of the Order Trichoptera. Here is the complete "parentage" of Hydropsychoidea:

The Superfamily Hydropsychoidea is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Dipseudopsidae

Hydropsychidae is a family level taxon consisting of certain caddisflies. [more]

Ecnomidae

Ecnomidae is a family of caddisflies comprising 9 genera with a total of 375 species. [more]

Electralbertidae

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Hydropsychidae

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

Polycentropodidae is a family level taxon consisting of trumpet-net and tube-making caddisflies. [more]

Psychomyiidae

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

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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Last Revised: August 25, 2014
2014/08/25 23:02:21