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This topic is about the Caddisfly Family Uenoidae

This caddisfly family is important in the fall. Neophylax may be important nationwide, but Oligophlebodes is only known to provide fishable action in the West.

Every Uenoidae genus used to be in the family Limnephilidae, but in 1985 they were reclassified into their own family. Unspecified aspects of their behavior are probably similar to Limnephilidae.

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TroutnutJuly 24th, 2006, 10:35 am
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
In Caddisflies, LaFontaine mentions Neophylax as a member of the Limnephilidae family. The family Uenoidae is in the same superfamily as Limnephilidae, so I'm wondering if it was a recent split and all the genera used to be in Limnephilidae. I couldn't find anything in a quick web search... anybody know?
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
TaxonJuly 24th, 2006, 1:45 pm
Site Editor
Royse City, TX

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From Ethan Bright's website:

Uenoidae Iwata, 1927


This family was previously placed in the family Limnephilidae (Neophylacinae), but later work by Wiggins and others argued effectively for family elevation. Uenoidea comprises 7 genera of which 5 are found in the Nearctic, and 2 in MIchigan. Oligophleboides is principally a western taxa of cool, rapidly flowing streams, and has only rarely been recorded from northern Michigan. Neophylax, on the other hand, is widespread and common in cold to cool lotic waters.

Although I don't know for sure, I would guess this happened shortly after publication of Caddisflies, as I don't believe it was recent, and Gary LaFontaine's taxonomy was heavily verified by the scientific community.

Okay, I found it: WIGGINS & AL. Revision of the Caddisfly family Uenoidae (Trichoptera)
- 1985 - 38 p - 62 figs
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
TroutnutJuly 24th, 2006, 2:53 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
Thanks! I'll update the article to reflect this.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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