The Trichoptera of Panama I. New records for caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) from the Republic of Panama

Brian J. Armitage, Steven C. Harris, Ralph W. Holzenthal


The Republic of Panama currently has 245 recorded species of Trichoptera distributed among 13 families. Herein we add 32 new country records for Panama, including one new family (Limnephilidae) and one new genus (Limnephilus). We also provide the first collection information for Oxyethira maya Denning for Panama. These results are part of an ongoing effort to characterize the caddisfly fauna of Panama, and to evaluate that country’s major cuencas (water basins).

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