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Family Lepidostomatidae - Bizarre Caddisflies

Theliopsyche (parva?) Trichoptera of Lmuma 2 - Lepidostoma Lepidostomatidae, genus Lepidostoma - Lepidostoma Caddisfly - Lepidostoma Lepidostoma cinereum Lepidostoma sp. #1, pupal case and pupa - voucher specimens, in alcohol - Lepidostoma Lepidostoma stigma Lepidostoma togatum - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Plenitentoria
Superfamily Phryganeoidea
Family Lepidostomatidae (Bizarre Caddisflies)
Other Common Names
Lepidostomatid Case-makers (or Lepidostomatid Case Maker Caddisflies)
Log-cabin Caddisflies (but more often used in reference to family Brachycentridae)
Explanation of Names
Lepidostomatidae Ulmer 1903
LEPIDOSTOMATIDAE: from the Greek "lepis; lepidos" (a scale; husk) + "stoma; stomatos" (a mouth)
77 species in 2 genera in Nearctic bioregion (Trichoptera World Checklist)
larvae construct "log cabin" cases or "chimney" cases made of leaf pieces, leaf stems, or sand grains; larva has a lateral hump on first abdominal segment, and its antennae is situated close to anterior edge of eye
throughout North America
larvae live in springs, streams, and large slow-moving rivers
larvae feed on detritus (decomposing plant matter)
Internet References
live adult image of undetermined Lepidostomatidae species (Alex Wild, California)
live larva image, minus case of undetermined Lepidostoma species (David Larson, Western Washington U.)
common name reference [Bizarre Caddisflies] and larval case description (Insects of Cedar Creek, Minnesota)
common name reference [Lepidostomatid Case-maker] (Big Creek Reserve, California)