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Phylum Arthropoda
Class Insecta
Order Trichoptera
Sub-Order Annulipalpia
Family Polycentropodidae
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Distinguishing Characteristics
  • Larvae make exposed funnel-shaped nets of silk
  • Labrum rounded and sclerotized
  • Mesopleuron unmodified, tibia and tarsus separate and not flattened on all legs
  • Tibiae longer than tarsi
  • Acute apex on fore trochantin
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Merritt, R W., K W. Cummins, and M B. Berg. An Introduction to the Aquatic Insects of North America. Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall/Hunt Company, 2008