The family Limnephilidae is one of the most complex and confusing families of Trichoptera. No convincing synapomorphies have been found for the family, its purported subfamilies and tribes, or the largest genus, Limnephilus. Considering morphological characters of adults and larvae, we analyzed the relationships among 18 genera of so-called Limnephilini in order to confirm its monophyly and to identify appropriate outgroups for analysis of the phylogeny of Limnephilus species.
Species 1: Trichoptera Limnephilidae Limnephilus (northern caddisflies)
Keywords: phylogeny, morphology
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