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Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado

Introduction to the caddis family Glossosomatidae
Saddle Case Makers, Tortoise Case Makers, Turtle Case Makers, Short-horn Sedge

Wallengren, 1891
Under construction 5 Mar 2020
TSN 117120
GLossosomatidae on rock in shallow water of a small stream

Provisional Species List

Agapetus boulderensis
Anagapetus debilis
Glossosoma parvulum
Glossosoma ventrale
Glossosoma verdonum

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to Anagapetus
Introduction to Glossosoma

Other Websites:
Photos and descriptionGlossosomatidae from the Chironomidae Research Group Volunteer Stream Monitoring Interactive Verification Program Very useful website!
Photos from Troutnut


Dallai,R; Lupetti,P and Afzeliust,BA 1995 Sperm structure of Trichoptera. IV. Rhyacophilidae and Glossosomatidae. International Journal of Insect Morphology and Embryology, 24(2)185-193.

Genco,MS and Morse, JC 2017 Pupae of North American Glossosomatidae. Freshwater Science 36(4):816-822.

Nimmo,AP 1977 Adult Trichoptera (Insecta) of Alberta and eastern British Columbia, and their post glacial origins. II. the families Glossosomatidae and Philopotamidae. supplement 1. Quaestiones entomologicae.

Wallengren, HDJ 1891 Skandinaviens Neuroptera. Andra afdelningen. Kongliga Svenska Vetenskaps-Akademien Handlingar 24: 1-173.

Glossosomatidae on the water line of a rock in a small tributary of the East River, COlorado

Brown,WS 2017 Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Gunnison County, Colorado