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Philopotamidae

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Philopotamidae is a family of insects in the order Trichoptera, the caddisflies. They are known commonly as the finger-net caddisflies.[1][2]

The aquatic larvae of these caddisflies spin mesh nets of silk in flowing water to catch food. A larva can spin over a kilometer of extremely thin silk to create its intricate net.[3]

Subfamilies and genera include:[2]

References

  1. ^ Philopotamidae. Chironomidae Research Group, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota.
  2. ^ a b Philopotamidae. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)
  3. ^ Wallace, J. B. and D. Malas. (1976). The fine structure of capture nets of larval Philopotamidae (Trichoptera), with special emphasis on Dolophilodes distinctus. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 54(10) 1788-1802.
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Philopotamidae: Brief Summary

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Philopotamidae is a family of insects in the order Trichoptera, the caddisflies. They are known commonly as the finger-net caddisflies.

The aquatic larvae of these caddisflies spin mesh nets of silk in flowing water to catch food. A larva can spin over a kilometer of extremely thin silk to create its intricate net.

Subfamilies and genera include:

Subfamily Chimarrinae Chimarra Chimarrhodella Subfamily Paulianodinae Paulianodes Subfamily Philopotaminae Cabreraia Cryptobiosella Doloclanes Dolomyia Dolophilodes Dolopsyche Edidiehlia Gunungiella Hydrobiosella Kisaura Neobiosella Philopotamus Wormaldia Xenobiosella
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