Parapsyche extensa Denning, 1949
King's Creek parapsyche caddisfly
Taxonomy & Nomenclature
Last record: 1947
Rediscovered in 2013 (Givens, 2014, 2015)
"Extensive collecting in LVNP in 2011 and 2012 did not yield specimens of adults or larvae of P. extensa from other streams within the Park. However, in 2013, adults and larvae were collected from several small tributaries of King’s Creek. In 2013, larvae were also collected from a small creek in the Hat Creek drainage, about 1.6 km up the trail to Paradise Meadow, LVNP (Givens 2014)."
Biology & Ecology
Original scientific description:
Denning, D. G. (1949). New species of Nearctic caddis flies. Bulletin of the Brooklyn Entomological Society 44(2): 37-48.
Givens, Donald R. (2014). An annotated list of caddisflies (Trichoptera) collected in Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, U.S.A. during 2011–2013. Entomological News 124(3): 153-175.
Givens, Donald R. (2015). Parapsyche species (Trichoptera: Hydropsychidae: Arctopsychinae) of western North America. Zootaxa 4057(4): 451-489. [Abstract]
Thanks to Brian Acord (California Department of Fish and Wildlife) for bringing the rediscovery of Parapsyche extensa to my attention.