Limnephilus

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Limnephilus
Limnephilus.auricula.jpg
Limnephilus auricula
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Trichoptera
Family: Limnephilidae
Subfamily: Limnephilinae
Tribe: Limnephilini
Genus: Limnephilus
Leach in Brewster, 1815
Diversity
at least 190 species
Synonyms

Algonquina Banks, 1916

Limnephilus rhombicus

Limnephilus is a genus of caddisflies in the family Limnephilidae. There are over 180 species of Limnephilus, described between 1824 and 1999.[1]

Several species of Limnephilus are endangered, including Limnephilus perpusillus, Limnephilus parvulus and Limnephilus janus being listed as a species of special concern in Wisconsin,[2][3][4] and Limnephilus pallens being listed as a species of special concern in Michigan.[5]

This genus is most important in lakes, spring ponds, and beaver ponds. Some of its species do well enough in spring creeks and slow pools to be important to trout there.[6] Some Limnephilus species are multibrooded.[7] It is fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland, and common and widespread over much of Britain.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Limnephilus". ITIS. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  2. ^ "A Caddisfly (Limnephilus perpusillus)". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  3. ^ "A Caddisfly (Limnephilus parvulus)". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  4. ^ "A Caddisfly (Limnephilus janus)". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  5. ^ "Michigan's Special Animals". Michigan State University. Retrieved 2012-08-15.
  6. ^ Neuswanger, Jason. "Caddisfly Genus Limnephilus (Summer Flier Sedges) hatch & pictures". www.troutnut.com. Retrieved 2016-12-09.
  7. ^ "Limnephilus lunatus - Limnephilus lunatus | NatureSpot". www.naturespot.org.uk. Retrieved 2016-12-09.