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A revision and reevaluation of the position of Antillopsyche Banks (Trichoptera: Polycentropodidae) within the phylogeny of the superfamily Hydropsychoidea

M. Lourdes Chamorro-Lacayo, and Ralph W. Holzenthal, University of Minnesota, Department of Entomology, 219 Hodson Hall, 1980 Folwell Ave, St. Paul, MN

The genus Antillopsyche Banks 1941 is a Greater Antilles endemic with 4 extant species: Antillopsyche ayacara Botosaneanu 1980, A. demma Botosaneanu 1996, A. tubicola Flint 1964, and A. wrighti Banks 1941. Flint (1964) placed Antillopsyche in the subfamily Pseudoneureclipsinae of Polycentropodidae, erected by Ulmer for the Old World genus Pseudoneureclipsis. Li et al. (2001) transferred the subfamily Pseudoneureclipsinae to the family Dipseudopsidae, based largely on female and larval characters. However, Antillopsyche was not included in the analysis. This study reevaluates the position of Antillopsyche within the phylogeny of the superfamily Hydropsychoidea using both new and previously recognized morphological characters. Additionally, the genus has been revised, including new illustrations, a key, and detailed descriptions of the adult and immature stages.

Species 1: Trichoptera Polycentropodidae Antillopsyche wrighti
Species 2: Trichoptera Polycentropodidae Antillopsyche ayacara
Species 3: Trichoptera Polycentropodidae Antillopsyche demma
Keywords: Systematics

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