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Superfamily Phryganeoidea

Giant Casemaker - Ptilostomis Ptilostomis large caddisfly Caddisfly eating bait - Ptilostomis Banksiola crotchi ? - Banksiola caddisfly larvae - Lepidostoma Caddisfly July 4 - Ptilostomis Phryganea cinerea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Trichoptera (Caddisflies)
Suborder Integripalpia
Infraorder Plenitentoria
Superfamily Phryganeoidea
135 spp. in 17 genera of 3 families in our area, >710 spp. in ~50 genera of 7 families worldwide(1)(2)(3)
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)