SericostomatoideaKarl Kjer and Roger J. Blahnik
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IntroductionRoss (1967) divided the Integripalpia into a "leptocerid" branch, and a "limnephilid" branch. Weaver (1984) followed Ross' divisions, and called the leptocerid branch "Plenitentoria", and the limnephilid branch "Brevitentoria". He then divided the Brevitentoria into Leptoceroidea, and Sericostomatoidea.
Discussion of Phylogenetic RelationshipsFurther phylogenetic analyses have confirmed the monophyly of Weaver's (1984) Sericostomatoidea (Kjer et al., 2001; 2002; Holzenthal et al., 2007).
Holzenthal R.W., Blahnik, R.J., Kjer K.M and Prather, A.L. 2007. An update on the phylogeny of Caddisflies (Trichoptera). Proceedings of the XIIth International Symposium on Trichoptera. Bueno-Soria, R. Barba-Alvearz and B. Armitage (Eds). pp. 143-153. The Caddis Press.
Kjer, K.M., Blahnik, R.J. & Holzenthal, R.W. (2001) Phylogeny of Trichoptera (caddisflies): characterization of signal and noise within multiple datasets. Systematic Biology, 50, 781–816.
Kjer, K.M., Blahnik, R.J. & Holzenthal, R.W. (2002) Phylogeny of caddisflies (Insecta, Trichoptera). Zoologica Scripta, 31, 83–91.
Ross, H.H. (1967) The evolution and past dispersal of the Trichoptera. Annual Review of Entomology, 12, 169–206.
Weaver, J.S., III. (1984) The evolution and classification of Trichoptera. Part I: the groundplan of Trichoptera. In: Morse, J.C. (Ed.) Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Trichoptera. Dr. W. Junk, The Hague, pp. 413–419.
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Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Roger J. Blahnik
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
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