Trichoptera

Rogers, D. Christopher & Cruz-Rivera, Edwin, 2021, A preliminary survey of the inland aquatic macroinvertebrate biodiversity of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Journal of Natural History 55 (13 - 14), pp. 799-850: 830

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http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222933.2021.1923850

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Trichoptera
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Trichoptera  

The caddisflies are well represented in the Caribbean, but not in the Virgin Islands. Some ten families are known from Puerto Rico ( Gutiérrez-Fonsec et al. 2013). Oxyethira janella Denning, 1948   is reported from St. Thomas, and Botosaneanu (1973) reported immature ‘ Hydroptilidae   g. sp.’, from St. Thomas, which are probably young larvae of either Ochrotrichia   or Hydroptila ( Botosaneanu 2002)   . Members of the genera Atopsche (Hydrobioscidae), Campsiophora   and Cariboptila   ( Glossosomatidae   ), Alisotrichia   , Hydroptila   , Kumanskiella   , Leucotrichia   , Metrichia   , Neotrichia   , Ochrotrichia   , and Oxyethira   ( Hydroptilidae   ), Chimarra   ( Philopotamidae   ), Xiphocentron   (Xiphocentridae), Leptonema   , Macronema   , and Smicridea   ( Hydropsychidae   ), Antillopsyche   , Cernotina   , and Polycentropus   ( Polycentropodidae   ), Phylloicus   ( Calamoceratidae   ), and Nectopsyche   and Oecetis   ( Leptoceridae   ), all have representatives in Puerto Rico, and thus, may be found in the US Virgin Islands at some point in the future ( Botosaneanu 2002). We encountered only one caddisfly specimen.