Aquatic Insects of Michigan
by Ethan Bright, Museum of Zoology Insect Division and School of Natural Resources and Environment
Thremmatidae (Uenoid Case-Maker Caddisflies) of Michigan - Identification
This family was previously placed in the family Limnephilidae (Neophylacinae), but later work by Wiggins and others argued effectively for family elevation. Uenoidea comprises 7 genera of which 5 are found in the Nearctic, and 1 in Michigan. Neophylax is widespread and common in cold to cool lotic waters. Most literature has traditionally placed Neophylax in Uenoidae, following Wiggins' conservative view (Wiggins et al. 1985, Vineyard and Wiggins 1988), but recent work (Vshivkova et al. 2007) evidenced the placement of the genus in Thremmatidae.
Vineyard RN, Wiggins GB. 1988. Further revision of the caddisfly family Uenoidae (Trichoptera): evidence for inclusion of Neophylacinae and Thremmatidae. Systematic Entomology 13: 361-372.
Vshivkova TS, Morse JC, Ruiter D. 2007. Phylogeny of Limnephilidae and composition of the genus Limnephilus (Limnephilidae: Limnephilinae, Limnephilini), pp. 309-319 in Bueno-Soria, J., Barba-Álvarez R, Armitage B (eds.), Proceedings of the XIIth International Symposium on Trichoptera, June 18-22, 2006. The Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio.
Wiggins GB. 1996. Larvae of the North American caddisfly genera (Trichoptera), 2nd Edition. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, Ontario. xiii + 457 p.
Wiggins GB, Weaver JS, Unzicker JD. 1985. Revision of the caddisfly family Uenoidae (Trichoptera). The Canadian Entomologist 117: 763-800.
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