Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Infraorder Plenitentoria

caddisfly - Banksiola crotchi Caddisfly - Lepidostoma vernale Oligostomis pardalis Caddisfly - Limnephilus spinatus - male Caddisfly - Limnephilus - female Giant Casemaker - Ptilostomis Lepidostoma caddisfly
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Plenitentoria
Explanation of Names
Plenitentoria Weaver 1984
Numbers
2 superfamilies (1 small Australasian family unassigned), with 9 families represented in NA and 14 families worldwide(1)
Range
worldwide and across NA (Rossianidae precinctive to w.NA); several small families not represented in NA are mostly restricted to southern hemisphere (and one, to E. Asia)(1)
Works Cited
1.Order Trichoptera. In: Thorp J., Rogers D.C. (Eds.) Ecology and general biology: Thorp and Covich's freshwater invertebrates
Holzenthal R.W., Thomson R.E., Ríos-Touma B. 2015. Academic Press, 965–1002.