Title

Microbial Colonization of Limnephilid Caddisfly Larvae Cases

Publication Title

Archiv fur Hydrobiologie

Publication Date

1989

Document Type

Article

Keywords

microbial colonization, limnephilid, caddisfly, larvae cases

Disciplines

Biology

Abstract

Colonization of organic limnephilid, (Limnephilinae, Pycnopsyche sp. caddisfly larvae cases by bacteria was examined in a coastal plain stream in South Carolina [USA]. Bacterial densities were higher on cases than on leaves in packs in any phase of decomposition. The presence of the caddisfly is thought to facilitate the bacterial density. Microbial decomposition of cases may be an important factor in the selection of case material and in the switching from organic to inorganic materials.


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