Oecetis parva Banks, 1907

Little oecetis longhorn caddisfly



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Setodina parva Banks, 1907


Conservation Status

According to (Herrig & Shute, 2002) Oecetis parva is possibly extinct, its federal status being "GH". However, (Rasmussen et al. 2008:31) claims to have collected 154 specimens from 8 different sites. This divergence of opinion regarding the population status of this species needs to be investigated, including whether the specimens reported as O. parva by (Rasmussen et al. 2008) actually are of the species claimed. If they are indeed of this species then it will be deleted from the database as an erroneous record of purported extinction.



Alabama & Florida (including Osceola County), USA












Original scientific description:

Banks, N. (1907). Descriptions of new Trichoptera. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 4: 117-132.


Other references:

Burington, Zachary L., Morse, John C. and McArthur, J. Vaun. (2012). Distribution and Variation of Oecetis parva (Trichoptera: Leptoceridae). Entomological News 122(1):100-106.

Herrig, Jim and Shute, Peggy. (2002). Aquatic Animals and their Habitats, pp. 537-582. In: Wear, David N. and Greis, John G. (eds.). Southern forest resource assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-53. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station, 635 pp.

Rasmussen, Andrew K., Denson, Dana R. and Harris, Steven C. (2008). Status of caddisflies (Insecta: Trichoptera) in greatest conservation need in Florida. Final report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 56 pp.


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