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Net spinners and retreat makers

Roger J. Blahnik and Karl Kjer
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Tree in part from Weaver and Malicky (1994)
Containing group: Trichoptera


Synapomorphies of the Annulipalpia (from Weaver, 1984)

Other Names for Annulipalpia


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.

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Scientific Name Smicridea talamanca
Location Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Copyright © 1997 David Funk
Scientific Name Parapsyche cardis
Location Lumpkin Co., Georgia, USA
Copyright © 1997 James C. Hodges, Jr.
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Roger J. Blahnik
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Karl Kjer
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Karl Kjer at

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Blahnik, Roger J. and Karl Kjer. 2010. Annulipalpia. Net spinners and retreat makers. Version 20 July 2010 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Annulipalpia/14549/2010.07.20 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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