Location: Southern Insect Management ResearchTitle: Description of the larvae of Nothotrichia shasta Harris and Armitage (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from California, USA) Author
Submitted to: Zootaxa
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/16/2013
Publication Date: 3/7/2013
Citation: Parys, K.A., Harris, S.C. 2013. Description of the larvae of Nothotrichia shasta Harris and Armitage (Trichoptera: Hydroptilidae) from California, USA. Zootaxa. 3620(4):589-595. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3620.4.8 Interpretive Summary: Members of the caddisfly genus Nothotrichia are rarely collected and appear to occur across multiple temperate areas. They have previously only been collected and described as adults. This manuscript provides a larval description of Nothotrichia shasta, and updated couplets to Wiggin’s 1996 key to the larval Hydroptilidae.
Technical Abstract: Nothotrichia Flint is a small genus of infrequently collected microcaddisflies that are amphitropical in distribution. Previously only known from adult specimens, the first description and illustration of larvae in the genus, N. shasta from California, USA is presented. We provide characters to separate Nothotrichia from other similar genera and an updated key to larval Hydroptilidae modified from Wiggins (1996).