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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Ecclisomyia maculosa - Early Western Mottled Sedge

Banks 1907
Updated 11 Nov 2012
TSN 116027
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.

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to Limnephilidae

Other Websites:
Photos, Map, Museum specimens, DNA - Barcodinglife.org

Illustration - University of Alberta Entomology Collection Species page
     Has illustration of male genitalia, description, habitat information, range and more.


Banks, 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

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

Mecom,JO 1972a Feeding habits of Trichoptera in a mountain stream. Oikos 23: 401-407.

Mecom,JO 1972 Productivity and distribution of Trichoptera larvae in a Colorado mountain stream. Hydrobiologia 40(2): 151-176. DOI: 10.1007/BF00016789 Abstract
     Has life history data from the St Vrain River in Colorado.

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 2005 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA