Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Dr. John C. Morse, Committee Co-chair
Dr. Michael Caterino, Committee Co-chair
Dr. Kyle Barrett
Globally, only 868 trichopteran larvae have been described to enable species-level identification; that is only 0.05% of all caddisfly species. In the Oriental Region, almost none (0.016%) of the larvae are known. Continued work on describing larval species may improve the accuracy of water quality monitoring metrics. Genetic barcoding (with mtCOI) was used to associate unknown larvae with known or unknown adults. The morphology of the larvae was then described in words as well as in illustrations to aid species-level identification. Two new species also were described from adult males in the same manner.
Genco, Madeline Sage, "Description and Diagnosis of Associated Larvae and Adults of Vietnamese and South Carolina Caddisflies (Trichoptera)" (2018). All Theses. 2839.