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The distribution of caddisfly fauna (Insecta: Trichoptera) in Aninei Mountains (southwestern Romania)

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Author(s): Mălina DUMBRAVĂ-DODOACĂ | Manuela Floriana OGRIN | Jörn Andre PÜTZSCHLER | Lucian PÂRVULESCU

Journal: Analele Universitatii din Oradea, Fascicula Biologie
ISSN 1224-5119

Volume: TOM XVII;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 95;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: caddisfly | altitude | Aninei Mountains | Mountains of Banat | Caras-Severin county

ABSTRACT
The wide distribution and large tolerance to physical-chemical factors makes it possible to use caddisflies as bioindicators. This article aims to present a list regarding the caddisfly species (in the larval stage) in Aninei Mountains (Romania). The samples were localized along 3 hydrographic basins (Bârzava, Caras and Nera) and 20 species have been identified. The most frequent ones were Potamophylax latipennis and Sericostoma personatum. The presence of each one of them has been correlated with the altitude, so the results of this paper are integrated in the ones described in literature.
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