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Hydropsyche tobiasi

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Hydropsyche tobiasi

Extinct (1938)  (IUCN 3.1)[1]
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Trichoptera
Family: Hydropsychidae
Genus: Hydropsyche
H. tobiasi
Binomial name
Hydropsyche tobiasi
Malicky, 1977

Hydropsyche tobiasi, or Tobias' caddisfly, is an extinct species of caddisfly which lived on the River Rhine between Mainz and Cologne.[2]



It was last seen in 1938 and was described in 1977 by Austrian entomologist Hans Malicky on the basis of material he found in earlier collections.[2] Very little is known about the species and no larvae were ever found.[2] The River Rhine has been a subject to urban and industrial pollution for several decades during the 20th century. This had led to the decline and disappearance of many caddisfly species on several riversides of the Rhine.[2]


  1. ^ Malicky, H. (2014). "Hydropsyche tobiasi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2014: e.T10332A21426347. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T10332A21426347.en. Retrieved 19 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d SM Wells, RM Pyle & NM Collins: IUCN Invertebrate Red Data Book. International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 1983. ISBN 2-88032-602-8