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[From New Latin Trichoptera, order name : Greek trikho-, tricho- + Greek -pteron, wing; see -pter.]


(Animals) any insect of the order Trichoptera, which comprises the caddis flies
(Animals) Also: trichopterous of, relating to, or belonging to the order Trichoptera
[C19: from New Latin Trichoptera, literally: having hairy wings, from Greek thrix a hair + pteron wing]


or cad•dice•fly

(ˈkæd ɪsˌflaɪ)

n., pl. -flies.
any of numerous aquatic insects constituting the order Trichoptera, having two pairs of membranous, often hairy wings and superficially resembling moths.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.trichopteran - caddis flytrichopteran - caddis fly        
insect - small air-breathing arthropod
order Trichoptera, Trichoptera - an order of insects consisting of caddis flies
caddice fly, caddice-fly, caddis fly, caddis-fly - small moth-like insect having two pairs of hairy membranous wings and aquatic larvae
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Trichopteran larvae were the most abundant available prey item (32.
In the present study, the typical leaf-shredding trichopteran Phylloicus occurred mainly in the area with gallery forest (Carvalho and Uieda, 2009a), which could be related to its dependence on leaves, both for feeding and construction of its case.
occurred in >5% of samples) dietary categories were identified: chironomid larvae; ephemeropteran nymphs; simuliid larvae; trichopteran larvae; unknown invertebrates; amorphous detritus.
In the RLP, the killifishes (n = 67) also had a similar consumption pattern for sand (41%) and dipterous larvae (21%), as well as trichopteran larvae (18%).
The Yellow-headed Blackbird feeds its young primarily odonates, but have also been known to provide trichopteran and dipteran insects (Orians, 1966).
Collection of some insect species, such as the trichopteran Wormaldia shawnee (Ross), from Sinking Pond represented new state records.
One trichopteran shredder (Fattigia pele) exhibited no significant change following treatment.
The chironomids (species of the genera Cricotopus and Polypedilum), oligochaetes (mainly Naididae), the hirudinean Erpobdella octoculata, the trichopteran Agraylea multipunctata, the ephemeropteran Caenis sp.
Additional trichopteran taxa that are likely to occur at FTC but were not detected in this study include: Brachycentridae (Micrasema), Calamoceratidae (Anisocentropus pyraloides Walker), Helicopsychidae (Helicopsyche borealis (Hagen)), Molannidae (Molanna), and Sericostomatidae (Agarodes).