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American Entomological Institute
The caddisfly genus Ceraclea Stephens is redefined to include 89 known species previously assigned to the genus Athripsodes Billberg. The two genera make up the tribe Athripsodini. Three main lineages are recognized in Ceraclea, indcluding the nominate subgenus and the subgenera Athripsodina Kimmins and Pseudoleptocerus Ulmer. Four species groups are identified in the subgenus Ceraclea and eight species groups in the subgenus Athripsodina. The African subgenus Pseudoleptocerus in not studied here in detail. Descriptions, illustrations, and keys are presented for all species examined, along with distributional notes and type information.
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