Definition of Trichoptera in English:


plural noun

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

    • ‘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).’
    • ‘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, or more commonly the Caddis Flies are a medium sized order of insects, widely distributed across nearly habitable land mass.’
    • ‘The order Trichoptera is represented in South Africa by seventeen families.’
    1. 1.1Insects of the order Trichoptera.
      ‘clusters of trichoptera’
      • ‘In contrast to YOY perch, predator-sensitive prey in the diet were dominated by Trichoptera, Odonata, and Coleoptera larvae.’
      • ‘It concentrates on Ephemeroptera, which are the prettiest trout food, though less important than the sedges, Trichoptera and midges, Chironomidae.’
      • ‘Trichoptera, or caddisflies, comprise the most diverse insect order whose members are exclusively aquatic.’
      • ‘Trichoptera, the Caddisflies, are related to Lepidoptera but lack scales on the wings and body.’
      • ‘Zygopterans and tabanids were absent, and coleopterans, neuropterans, trichopterans, hemipterans (true bugs), and anisopterans were rare.’
      • ‘Prejs documented trichopterans, chironomids, mollusks, odonates, and ephemeropterans in the diet of Tench from a Polish lake.’
      • ‘Dipterans were important components in the winter and summer, while trichopterans became important in the summer.’


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