Definition of Trichoptera in English:

Trichoptera

Line breaks: Trich|op¦tera
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈkɒpt(ə)rə
 
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noun

Entomology
  • 1An order of insects that comprises the caddis flies.
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    • Now the harvest is mainly Trichoptera larvae, which are collected and eaten, but they are not as large or as popular as the Megaloptera larvae (alderflies).
    • However, metrics such as taxa richness and Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera richness were less useful in distinguishing between these impairment sources.
    • Perry and Andersen's dry weight data from sticky traps hung 5 m above the forest floor identified the most common orders as Diptera, Coleoptera, and Trichoptera.
  • 1.1 (trichoptera) Insects of the order Trichoptera: clusters of trichoptera
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    • In contrast to YOY perch, predator-sensitive prey in the diet were dominated by Trichoptera, Odonata, and Coleoptera larvae.
    • It concentrates on Ephemeroptera, which are the prettiest trout food, though less important than the sedges, Trichoptera and midges, Chironomidae.
    • Trichoptera, or caddisflies, comprise the most diverse insect order whose members are exclusively aquatic.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from tricho- 'hair' + pteron 'wing'.

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