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[From New Latin Trichoptera, order name : Greek trikho-, tricho- + Greek -pteron, wing; see -pter.]
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(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]
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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.
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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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Several other authors have also recorded rudd diet as including macroinvertebrates, especially gammarids, Asellus and trichopteran larvae (e.g.
Environmental factors influencing distribution and abundance of trichopteran larvae in Central Brazilian mountain streams.
angustum were synonymized with Liadotaulius maior [12] and it was proposed that this was the oldest known true trichopteran with uncertain familial taxonomy.
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.
Six common (i.e., occurred in >5% of samples) dietary categories were identified: chironomid larvae; ephemeropteran nymphs; simuliid larvae; trichopteran larvae; unknown invertebrates; amorphous detritus.
Foods of the Blue Sucker consist of aquatic insects (trichopteran larvae and pupa and mayfly larvae), a variety of small benthic invertebrates (hellgrammites, amphipods, and fingernail clams), and some filamentous algae (Rupprecht & Jahn 1980; Moss et al.
The Yellow-headed Blackbird feeds its young primarily odonates, but have also been known to provide trichopteran and dipteran insects (Orians, 1966).
Low hydraulic conditions and high level of physicochemical variables of lower sites were associated with the mayfly specie Caenis ludicra, the watermites Atractides spp., Torrenticola Columbiana and Dodecabates dodecaporus, the trichopteran specie Metrichia spp., and oligochaetes (Figure 2b).
Collection of some insect species, such as the trichopteran Wormaldia shawnee (Ross), from Sinking Pond represented new state records.
Trichopteran communities of streams associated with aspen and conifer forests: long-term structural change.