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Genus Hydroptila

Microcaddisfly - Hydroptila callia   Microcaddisfly  - Hydroptila armata Microcaddisfly? - Hydroptila rono - male Microcaddisfly? - Hydroptila rono - male Hydroptila sp. - voucher specimens, in alcohol - Hydroptila Hydroptila sp. - voucher specimen, in alcohol - Hydroptila Hydroptila icona Hydroptila icona
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Superfamily Hydroptiloidea
Family Hydroptilidae (Microcaddisflies)
Subfamily Hydroptilinae
Genus Hydroptila
Explanation of Names
Hydroptila Dalman 1819
~80 spp. in our area(1) (estimates vary; 50-100+ species in North America), _ total
Larvae feed on filamentous green algae
Works Cited
1.Genera of the Trichoptera of Canada and Adjoining or Adjacent United States
F. Schmid. 1998. NRC Research Press.