Phylogeny and historical Biogeography of the genus Hydropsyche Pictet, 1834 (Insecta: Trichoptera)

Currently, the genus contain about 250 species. They are inhabitants of running waters and are used as bioindicators in water quality monitoring systems. The genus is distributed nearly world-wide, but became unwieldly and difficult to handle. The project aims at provinding a new taxonomic structure, which is based on a phylogenetic analysis in order to reach a durable taxonomic structure.

Principal Investigators
Mey, Wolfram Dr. (Details) (Entomology)

Duration of Project
Start date: 06/2006
End date: 12/2006

Mey, W. 2003: Insular radiation of the genus Hydropsyche Pictet, 1835 in the Philippines and its implications for the biogeography of SE Asia (Insecta: Trichoptera). - Journal of Biogeography 30: 227-236.

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