Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado
Ecclisomyia conspersa(Banks) 1907
Updated 9 Jan 2020
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 LinksOn this website:
Introduction to Limnephilidae
University of Alberta Entomology Collection Species page
Has description, habitat information, range and more.
ReferencesBanks, N. 1907. Descriptions of new Trichoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8:117-133.
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.
Givens,DR 2018 The Nearctic Ecclisomyia species (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Zootaxa, 4413(2), pp.201-259.
Abstract: " The Nearctic species of Ecclisomyia are reviewed with new descriptions of the pupae of the four recognized species. The larvae of E. bilera Denning 1951, E. maculosa Banks 1907, and E. simulata Banks 1920 are described. A supplementary description is provided for the larva of E. conspersa Banks 1907. Genetic and morphological information is provided to support the recent restoration of E. simulata as a valid species. Keys to the males, females, pupae, and larvae are provided. Biological and distributional data are also included."
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.
Wisseman,RW 1987 Biology and distribution of the Dicosmoecinae (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) in western North America. MS thesis Oregon State University PDF
Brown,WS 2007 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA