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Pisuliidae

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Containing group: Plenitentoria

Introduction

This small family is found in tropical Africa and Madagascar. Ross (1967) was the first to consider this group a family. It contains 2 genera, Pisulia Marlier (6 species) and Silvatares Navás (10 species); the latter was originally described in Calamoceratidae. Stoltze (1989) revised the family in its entirety. Larvae construct cases of leaf and wood pieces. Pisulia larvae occupy hygropetric habitats; Silvatares larvae are found in small streams. Larvae are detritivorous shredders.

References

Ross, H.H. (1967) The evolution and past dispersal of the Trichoptera. Annual Review of Entomology, 12, 169206.

Stoltze, M. (1989) The Afrotropical caddisfly family Pisuliidae. Systematics, zoogeography, and biology (Trichoptera: Pisuliidae). Steenstrupia, 15, 149.

About This Page

Ralph W. Holzenthal
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Roger J. Blahnik
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Aysha Prather
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Ralph W. Holzenthal at , Roger J. Blahnik at , Aysha Prather at , and Karl Kjer at

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Holzenthal, Ralph W., Roger J. Blahnik, Aysha Prather, and Karl Kjer. 2010. Pisuliidae. Version 20 July 2010 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Pisuliidae/14610/2010.07.20 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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