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trichopteran

Syllabification: tri·chop·ter·an
Pronunciation: /trīˈkäptərən
 
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Entomology

Definition of trichopteran in English:

noun

An insect of the order Trichoptera; a caddisfly.
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.

adjective

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

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