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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Ecclisomyia conspersa

(Banks) 1907
Updated 9 Jan 2020
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. Both E. conspersa and E. maculosa have a light-colored stripe as you can see on this animal.

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to Limnephilidae

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


Banks, N. 1907. Descriptions of new Trichoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 8:117-133.
Description of Ecclisomyia conspersa Description of Ecclisomyia conspersa. Figure 14, male genitalia. Description of Ecclisomyia conspersa.  Figure 14 title

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