Share this entry
trichopteran Line breaks: trich|op¦ter¦an
Pronunciation: /trʌɪˈkɒpt(ə)rən/

Definition of trichopteran in English:


An insect of the order Trichoptera; a caddis fly.
Example sentences
  • Both the lepidopteran and the trichopteran branches are relatively long and share a common node, a different situation from the plecopteran and the collembolan branches.
  • One trichopteran family that is unknown from the Messel sediments has been identified from the intestinal contents.
  • Epiphytic algae appear to underpin much of the production in the littoral zone of this oligotrophic lake, with trichopteran and chironomid larvae mediating carbon flows from algae to fish.


Back to top  
Relating to or denoting trichopterans.
Example sentences
  • Foods eaten include trichopteran larvae, tendepedid larvae, cladocerans, isopods, crayfish, and copepods.
  • Moreover, it was also found that ephemeropteran species dominated spring and summer diets, while trichopteran species prevailed in winter.
  • Some Trichopteran species construct tubular retreats along the surfaces of rocks or within stream bed sediments.
Definition of trichopteran in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources