Species Details

Brachycentrus americanus

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection Read more about this collection »

SeasonalityAdults can be found from late June to mid-September. IdentificationThe vertex of the adult head is reddish-brown with dense white and beige hairs. Antennae are brown, with reddish rings. Spur count is 2, 2, 3. Claspers of the males are irregularly shaped, dumb-bell like. Otherwise, the overall shape of the clasper is linear, with the extremities folded mesad.

Scientific Name Brachycentrus americanus Seasonality Adults can be found from late June to mid-September. Identification
The vertex of the adult head is reddish-brown with dense white and beige hairs. Antennae are brown, with reddish rings. Spur count is 2, 2, 3. Claspers of the males are irregularly shaped, dumb-bell like. …
The vertex of the adult head is reddish-brown with dense white and beige hairs. Antennae are brown, with reddish rings. Spur count is 2, 2, 3. Claspers of the males are irregularly shaped, dumb-bell like. Otherwise, the overall shape of the clasper is linear, with the extremities folded mesad.
Life History No information available. Conservation Common. Diet Info The larvae are omnivorous, obtaining their food either by filter feeding or scraping. Range This species has a Holarctic distribution: in North America, from Alaska to New Mexico, in the east from Tennessee to Vermont. In Canada, it is transcontinental (Schmid, 1983).
Brachycentrus americanus
Brachycentrus americanus
Brachycentrus americanus

Citation

Page Citation for Brachycentrus americanus

Page Citation

"Brachycentrus americanus, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-1064. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Trichoptera Superfamily Limnephiloidea Family Brachycentridae Genus Brachycentrus Species Brachycentrus americanus
This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Taxonomic Hierarchy for Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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This hierarchy is created from our museum records, it may not always accurately reflect modern taxonomies.

Authorship

Name Robinson, E.
Role species page editor
Name Nimmo, A. P.
Role species page author

References

Specimen Information

There are 4 specimens of this Species.

3 results plotted on map in 1 marker.
Note: Only records with latitude and longitude coordinates are plotted on map.

IN1352 - Brachycentrus americanus

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta Collected ByRobertson, M. R. Date Collected1969

IN3989 - Brachycentrus americanus

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Steepbank River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1977-05-01

IN3990 - Brachycentrus americanus

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Steepbank River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1976-07-22

IN3991 - Brachycentrus americanus

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

Place CollectedCanada: Alberta, Steepbank River (Undet.) Collected ByA.O.S.E.R.P. Date Collected1976-07-22