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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Panorpida
Cladus: Amphiesmenoptera
Ordo: Trichoptera
Subordo: Integripalpia
Superfamilia: Tasimioidea
Familia: Tasimiidae Genera: Charadropsyche - Tasiagma - Tasimia - Trichovespula
Tasimiidae Riek 1968

The Tasimiidae is a family of Trichoptera, erected in 1968 (Riek). The family is found in Australia and Chile.[1] The genera Tricovespula was originally placed in the Lepidostomatidae, but it was placed in the Tasmiidae by Flint (1969). Tasimiidae is the only family in the superfamily Tasimioidea.[2][3][4]


All members are identified by the following characteristics:

head rounded, eyes bulging
head and pronotum sclerotised
pronotum with anterolateral corners rounded or acute
posterior flange broad or narrow
mesonotum with pair of large sclerites
metanotum with 2 pairs of small sclerites
abdomen with strongly developed lateral fringe of setae
abdominal gills present
Total length: 5 to 6 mm
Case: Dorsoventrally flattened made of small stones, with ventral opening[5]


Charadropsyche Chile
Charadropsyche penicillata
Trichovespula Chile
Trichovespula macrocera
Tasimia Australia
Tasimia atra
Tasimia denticulata
Tasimia drepana
Tasimia natasia
Tasimia palpata
Tasiagma Australia
Tasiagma ciliata

Australia, Atlas of Living. "Superfamily: TASIMIOIDEA". Retrieved 2020-07-27.
"Superfamily Tasimioidea". iNaturalist. Retrieved 2020-07-27.
"ITIS Standard Report Page: Tasimioidea". Retrieved 2020-07-27.

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