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Containing group: Plenitentoria


This family contains only 2 species Goereilla baumanni Denning and Rossiana montana Denning, described originally in Goeridae and Limnephilidae, respectively. Gall (1997) erected the family to accommodate these 2 species after his phylogenetic analysis recovered them as a sister clade to Limnephilidae + Apataniidae, Uenoidae, and Goeridae (Gall 1994). Both species are known only from western North America; neither is commonly collected. Goereilla baumanni larvae are found in the organic muck of spring seeps. Rossiana montana larvae occur in stream gravel deposits under moss or in hygropetric habitats. Larvae of both species use rock fragments to construct stout, slightly curved cases. (From Holzenthal et al., 2007)


Gall, W.K. (1994) Phylogenetic studies in the Limnephilidae with a revision of the World genera of Goeridae (Trichoptera). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Toronto, Toronto, 140 pp.

Gall, W.K. (1997) Biogeographic and ecologic relationships in the Plenitentoria (Trichoptera). In: Holzenthal, R.W. & Flint, O.S., Jr. (Eds.) Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Trichoptera. Ohio Biological Survey, Columbus, Ohio, pp. 109116.

Holzenthal et al., 2007 R.W. Holzenthal, R.J. Blahnik, A.L. Prather and K.M. Kjer, Order Trichoptera Kirby, 1813 (Insecta), caddisfles, Zootaxa 1668 (2007), pp. 639698.

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Ralph W. Holzenthal
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Roger J. Blahnik
University of Minnesota, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

Aysha Prather
Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Biology, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Karl Kjer
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Ralph W. Holzenthal at , Roger J. Blahnik at , Aysha Prather at , and Karl Kjer at

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Holzenthal, Ralph W., Roger J. Blahnik, Aysha Prather, and Karl Kjer. 2010. Rossianidae. Version 20 July 2010 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Rossianidae/14613/2010.07.20 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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