Larval description of Rhyacophila osellai Malicky, 1981 (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae) with some notes on its habitat


15th International Symposium on Trichoptera, New Jersey, United States Of America, 4 - 08 June 2015, vol.14, pp.211-214 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 14
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zoosymposia.14.1.23
  • City: New Jersey
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-214
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The unknown larva of Rhyacophila osellai Malicky, 1981 is described, and its diagnostic features illustrated. Mature pupae of R. osellai were identified from the male genitalia, and were associated with the larval stage by the metamorphotype method. Because larvae of caddisflies are used in biological monitoring studies, descriptions of unknown larvae are important to improve the knowledge of relationships between larvae and water quality.