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Superfamily Phryganeoidea

Caddisfly Giant Casemaker larva - Phryganea Giant Casemaker - Banksiola crotchi Insect 2011.04.27.2043 - Lepidostoma caddisfly larva - Agrypnia Lepidostoma sp. #2, early instars - voucher specimens, in alcohol - Lepidostoma Giant Casemaker Caddisfly (Banksiola) - Banksiola large caddisfly
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Plenitentoria
Superfamily Phryganeoidea
Numbers
135 spp. in 17 genera of 3 families in our area, >710 spp. in ~50 genera of 7 families worldwide(1)(2)(3)
Range
all 3 families represented in NA have holarctic + Oriental distributions and encompass between them 94% of the global fauna of the superfamily; of the remaining 4 tiny families 2 are Australian, one Afrotropical, and one E. Asian(3)