Definition of Trichoptera in English:


plural noun

  • 1An order of insects that comprises the caddis flies.

    • ‘However, metrics such as taxa richness and Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, Trichoptera richness were less useful in distinguishing between these impairment sources.’
    • ‘Perry and Andersen's dry weight data from sticky traps hung 5 m above the forest floor identified the most common orders as Diptera, Coleoptera, and Trichoptera.’
    • ‘The order Trichoptera is represented in South Africa by seventeen families.’
    • ‘The Order Trichoptera, or more commonly the Caddis Flies are a medium sized order of insects, widely distributed across nearly habitable land mass.’
    • ‘Now the harvest is mainly Trichoptera larvae, which are collected and eaten, but they are not as large or as popular as the Megaloptera larvae (alderflies).’
    1. 1.1 Insects of the order "Trichoptera"
      ‘clusters of trichoptera’
      • ‘Zygopterans and tabanids were absent, and coleopterans, neuropterans, trichopterans, hemipterans (true bugs), and anisopterans were rare.’
      • ‘Dipterans were important components in the winter and summer, while trichopterans became important in the summer.’
      • ‘In contrast to YOY perch, predator-sensitive prey in the diet were dominated by Trichoptera, Odonata, and Coleoptera larvae.’
      • ‘Trichoptera, the Caddisflies, are related to Lepidoptera but lack scales on the wings and body.’
      • ‘Prejs documented trichopterans, chironomids, mollusks, odonates, and ephemeropterans in the diet of Tench from a Polish lake.’
      • ‘Trichoptera, or caddisflies, comprise the most diverse insect order whose members are exclusively aquatic.’
      • ‘It concentrates on Ephemeroptera, which are the prettiest trout food, though less important than the sedges, Trichoptera and midges, Chironomidae.’


Modern Latin (plural), from tricho- ‘hair’ + pteron ‘wing’.