The Trichoptera of Panama VII. Additional new country records for caddisflies from the Republic of Panama

  • Brian J. Armitage
  • Roger J. Blahnik
  • Steven C. Harris
  • Aydeé Cornejo
  • Tatiana I. Arefina-Armitage
Keywords: Philopotamidae, Ecnomidae, Polycentropodidae, Glossosomatidae, Xiphocentronidae, Hydropsychidae, Hydroptilidae, Leptoceridae, new country record, cuenca.


The Republic of Panama currently has 358 recorded species of Trichoptera. Herein we add 25 new country records for Panama. The newly recorded taxa increase Panama’s total known caddisfly fauna to 383 species, distributed among 15 families and 52 genera. These results are part of an ongoing effort to characterize the caddisfly fauna of Panama, and to evaluate that country’s major watersheds (cuencas).