Species Details

Ptilostomis ocellifera

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SeasonalityAdults fly from May though to September. IdentificationAdult hindwings usually has a dark brown, angulated marking near the apex and the apical border is darker brown. In males, the cercus is long, slender, and deeply bifurcates to a pair of long, slender processes. The dorsal process is distally rounded and the ventral process is acuminate (Wiggins, 1998).

Scientific Name Ptilostomis ocellifera Seasonality Adults fly from May though to September. Identification
Adult hindwings usually has a dark brown, angulated marking near the apex and the apical border is darker brown. In males, the cercus is long, slender, and deeply bifurcates to a pair of long, slender processes. The…
Adult hindwings usually has a dark brown, angulated marking near the apex and the apical border is darker brown. In males, the cercus is long, slender, and deeply bifurcates to a pair of long, slender processes. The dorsal process is distally rounded and the ventral process is acuminate (Wiggins, 1998).
Life History Annual? Conservation Most likely to be found in Alberta, otherwise common in the rest of North America. Diet Info Larvae are predacious during the later instars (LaFontaine, 1983). Range This species is transcontinental, ranging from Alaska to Great Bear Lake, south to California in the west, in the east, from Manitoba to Newfoundland (Wiggins, 1998).

Citation

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Page Citation

"Ptilostomis ocellifera, Freshwater Invertebrate Collection." University of Alberta Museums Search Site, https://search.museums.ualberta.ca/g/5-3173. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

Taxonomic Hierarchy

Kingdom Animalia Phylum Arthropoda Class Hexapoda Subclass Insecta Order Trichoptera Superfamily Phryganeoidea Family Phryganeidae Subfamily Phryganeinae Genus Ptilostomis Species Ptilostomis ocellifera
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 Ross, W. A.
Role species page editor
Date 2003-07
Name Robinson, E.
Role species page author
Date 2003-01

References

Specimen Information

There is 1 specimen of this Species.

IN1340 - Ptilostomis ocellifera

Freshwater Invertebrate Collection

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