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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Nemotaulius hostilis

(Hagen, 1873)
Updated 12 Feb 2011
TSN 116434

This is the only species of Nemotaulis in North America. N. hostilis is found thoughout Canada and south to Colorado and Virginia in the US. The other 5 species live in Europe and Asia.

Good Links

On this website:
Limnephilidae Introduction

Other Websites:
Photo of adult from Cedar Creek Natural History Area in Minnesota http://cedarcreek.umn.edu/insects/album/026010016ap.html

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

Photos, Map, Museum specimens, DNA - Barcodinglife.org


Bernhardt,SA 1965 Observations on case building by Nemotaulius hostilis (Hagan) larvae (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society. 59/60:63-76.

Berte,SB; Pritchard,G 1982 The phenomenon of egg mass liquefaction in Nemotaulius hostilis (Hagen) (Trichoptera: Limniphilidae). Freshwater Invertebrate Biology 1:49-51.

Berte,SB; Pritchard,G 1986 The life histories of Limnephilus externus (Hagen), Anabolia bimaculata (walker), and Nemotaulius hostilis (Hagen) (Trichoptera:Limnephilidae) in a pond in southern Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 64, 2348-2356.

Dodds,GS and Hisaw,FL 1925 Ecological studies on aquatic insects. III. Adaptations of caddisfly larvae to swift streams. Ecology 6(2)123-137. Abstract and first page

Flint, O. S., Jr. 1960 Taxonomy and biology of Nearctic limnephilid larvae (Trichoptera), with special reference to species in eastern United States. Entomologica American 40:1-117.
     Describes the larvae of N. hostilis.

Hagen, HA 1873 Beiträge zur kenntniss der Phryganiden. Verhandlungen der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Zoologisch Botanischen Gesellschaft in Wien 23:377-452.
     Described as Glyphotaelius hostilis.

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457.
     The authors show this species present in Gunnison County.

Llyod,JT 1921 The biology of the North American caddisfly larvae. Bulletin of the Llyod Library 21.
     Discussed as Glyphotaelius hostilis.

Nimmo, A 1971 The adult Rhyacophilidae and Limnephilidae (Trichoptera) of Alberta and eastern British Columbia and their post glacial origin. Quaestiones Entomologicae 73: 3-234.

Roble, S. M., and O. S. Flint, Jr. 2001 Nemotaulius hostilis (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae), a boreal caddisfly new to the Virginia fauna. Banisteria 18:35-37.

Williams,DD, Tavares,AF and Bryant,E 1987 Respiratory device or camouflage? A case for the caddisfly. Oikos 50(1): 42-52. Abstract and first page
     Quote from page 46: "In Nemoutaulis hostilis (Hagen), a limnephilid caddisfly characteristic of small weedy ponds and marshes often low in dissolved oxygen (Flint 1960, Wiggins 1977), there was no statistical difference (P<0.2) between the overall mean respiration rate of the larvea in or out of their cases (Fig. 7).

Brown, Wendy S. 2005 Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA