Net spinners and retreat makersRoger J. Blahnik and Karl Kjer
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Synapomorphies of the Annulipalpia (from Weaver, 1984)
- Adults with flexible annulated apical maxillary palp segment
- Phallus modified with parameres missing
- Larval abdominal tergite X reduced
- Female genitalia with lateral papillae adjacent to cerci
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.
Roger J. Blahnik
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
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