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This family contains only 2 species Goereilla baumanni Denning and Rossiana montana Denning, described originally in Goeridae and Limnephilidae, respectively. Gall (1997) erected the family to accommodate these 2 species after his phylogenetic analysis recovered them as a sister clade to Limnephilidae + Apataniidae, Uenoidae, and Goeridae (Gall 1994). Both species are known only from western North America; neither is commonly collected. Goereilla baumanni larvae are found in the organic muck of spring seeps. Rossiana montana larvae occur in stream gravel deposits under moss or in hygropetric habitats. Larvae of both species use rock fragments to construct stout, slightly curved cases. (From Holzenthal et al., 2007)

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