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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Ecclisomyia conspersa

(Banks) 1907
Updated 19 April 2013
Ecclisomyia crawling in a white pan

The Ecclisomyia sp. on the right was found in a small tributary to the upper East River on the 1st of June in 2007. Both E. conspersa and E. maculosa have a light-colored stripe as you can see on this animal.

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to Limnephilidae

Other Websites:
University of Alberta Entomology Collection Species page
     Has description, habitat information, range and more.


Banks, N. 1907. Descriptions of new Trichoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8:117-133.
Description of Ecclisomyia conspersa Description of Ecclisomyia conspersa. Figure 14, male genitalia. Description of Ecclisomyia conspersa.  Figure 14 title

Cummins,KW; Wilzbach,MA; Gates,DM; Perry,JB; Taliaferro,WB 1989 Shredders and riparian vegetation. BioScience, 39(1), 24-30. PDF

Flint,OS, Jr. 1960 Taxonomy and biology of Nearctic limnephilid larvae (Trichoptera), with special reference to species in eastern United States. Entomologica American 40:1-117.
     Has description of larvae.

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457.
     Notes that Ecclisomyia conspersa lives in Gunnison County.

Irons,JG III 1988 Life history patterns and trophic ecology of Trichoptera in two Alaskan (U.S.A.) subarctic streams. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 66:1258-1265. Abstract

Ross,HH 1950 Synoptic notes on some nearctic Limnephilid caddisflies (Trichoptera:Limnephilidae). American Midland Naturalist 43 2, 410-429.
     Has diagnostic characters for Ecclisomyia males.

Brown,WS 2007 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA