Dell Kramer: Trichoptera

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Taxonomic Information:

  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Trichoptera
  • Family: Leptoceridae

Date of collection: August 27, 2018

Location of collection: George Pierce park (upstream)

Shannon-Wiener H' Value: 2.86489530810314

Rank Abundance: 6/140 (4th most abundant)

Collectors: Stefany Alvarado, Alexis Shephard, Christina Garcia, & Dell Kramer

Distinguishing Morphological features:

  • Hairy wings
  • Long, threadlike antennae
  • Slender body

Ecological Importance & Economic Importance:

  • Bioindicators of water quality
  • Larvae considered a delicacy in Japan
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