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Superfamily Phryganeoidea

Caddisfly - Lepidostoma sommermanae Giant Casemakers (Phryganeidae) » Phryganea - Phryganea Lepidostomatidae, genus Lepidostoma - Lepidostoma Lepidostoma Trichoptera on snow Delphi Caddis - Ptilostomis ocellifera Giant Casemaker - Phryganea Brown-streaked 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)