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Net spinners and retreat makers

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Tree in part from Weaver and Malicky (1994)
Containing group: Trichoptera


Synapomorphies of the Annulipalpia (from Weaver, 1984)


Weaver, J.S., III. 1984. The evolution and classification of Trichoptera, Part 1: the groundplan of Trichoptera. Pages 413-419 in J.C. Morse (editor). Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Trichoptera. Dr. W. Junk Publishers, The Hague.

Weaver, J.S., III and H. Malicky. 1994. The genus Dipseudopsis Walker from Asia (Trichoptera: Dipseudopsidae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 137: 95-142.

Title Illustrations

Smicridea talamanca Flint 1974, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Illustration copyright © 1997, David Funk.

Parapsyche cardis Ross 1938, Lumpkin Co., Georgia, USA. Illustration copyright © 1997, James C. Hodges, Jr.

Copyright © 1997 David Funk
Copyright © 1997 James C. Hodges, Jr.
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Blahnik, Roger J. 1997. Annulipalpia. Net spinners and retreat makers. Version 01 January 1997 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Annulipalpia/14549/1997.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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