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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Limnephilus moestus

Banks 1908
Updated 3 Oct 2018
TSN 116179

Good Links

On this website:
Limnephilus Introduction

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

Photo (maybe) - from Bugguide and Bugguide again

Museum Specimens and Map - from Barcodinglife.org


Banks,N 1908 Some Trichoptera, and allied insects, from Newfoundland. Psyche 15: 61-67.

Heinold,B 2010 The mayflies (Ephemeroptera), stoneflies (Plecoptera), and caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the South Platte River Basin of Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. M.S. Thesis, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 375 pages. 148 distribution maps. PDF
     Quote from page 255:"This species occurred throughout the SPRB above the foothills. Larvae probably inhabit ponds and lakes (Wiggins 1996). Specimens were collected at elevations from 2499 m 3360 m. Adults were present from April to August."

Hoffman,RL and Parker,CR 1997 Limnephilus moestus Banks, a northern caddisfly in the Atlantic Coastal Plain (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Banisteria 10:25-26.

Houghton,DC; Brandin,CM and Brakel,KA 2018 Analysis of the caddisflies (Trichoptera) of the Manistee River watershed, Michigan. The Great Lakes Entomologist, 44(1 & 2) PDF
     Peak abundance or the most adults of L. moestus were found near streams in June and July.

Ross,HH 1944 The Caddis Flies, or Trichoptera, of Illinois. Natural History Survey of Illinois 23 Los Angeles, CA. 326 pages. PDF

Brown,WS 2009 Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA