Spatial and temporal distribution of caddisfly larvae in two lowland streams in The Netherlands (Trichoptera)
Caddisflies are a species rich insect order. The adults are moth-like, but their wings bear hairs instead of scales. The larvae are aquatic and live in self-constructed cases, made of plant material, sand or debris. The species are used as indicators of water quality, but much is still not known about their biology and ecology. In this paper the preferred substrates and phenology of the larvae of 13 species are described, using the data of a survey of two lowland streams in the east of the Netherlands.
|Keywords||Trichoptera, ecology, phenology, Netherlands|
|Journal||Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen|
|Rights||Released under the CC-BY 4.0 ("Attribution") License|
Franken, R.J.M, Klutman, A.G.M, & Tempelman, D. (2014). Spatial and temporal distribution of caddisfly larvae in two lowland streams in The Netherlands (Trichoptera). Nederlandse Faunistische Mededelingen, 42, 81–93.