First Record of Lepidostoma bufiel Malicky, 2017 (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from India.


  • High Altitude Regional Centre, Zoological Survey of India, Saproon – 173211, Solan, Himachal Pradesh



Caddisfly, Lepidostoma, Singalila, West Bengal


This paper is another addition to the Indian Trichoptera fauna. Here Lepidostoma bufiel Malicky, 2017 is reported for the first time from India (West Bengal). Earlier this species has been only described from Nepal. With this addition, the genus is now represented by 51 species from India.


Download data is not yet available.




How to Cite

Pandher, M. S. (2024). First Record of <I>Lepidostoma bufiel</I> Malicky, 2017 (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 123(3), 271–273.





Holzenthal, R.W., Blahnik, R.J., Prather, A.L. and Kjer, K.M. 2007. Order Trichoptera Kirby, 1813 (Insecta), caddisflies. Zootaxa, 1668: 639-698.

Malicky, H. 2017. Neue Köcherfliegen (Trichoptera) aus Nepal, mit Bemerkungen zu bekannten Arten sowie Meldungen von Neufunden für das Land. Linzer biologische Beiträge, 49(2): 1453-1488.

McLachlan, R. 1876. A monographic revision and synopsis of the Trichoptera of the European fauna [1874–1880], Part 5. John van Voorst, London (pp. 221-280).

Morse, J.C. (2023) Trichoptera world checklist.

Parey, S.H., Morse, J.C and Pandher, M.S. 2016. Three new species of the genus Lepidostoma Rambur (Lepidostomatidae: Trichoptera) from India. Zootaxa. 4136(1): 181–187.

Parey, S.H. and Saini, M.S. 2012. Four new species of the genus Lepidostoma Rambur (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from India. Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 58: 31–40.

Parey, S.H. and Saini, M.S. 2013. Two new species and 2 first records of the genus Lepidostoma Rambur, 1842 (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from the Indian Himalayas. Turkish Journal of Zoology, 37: 768-772.

Parey, S.H. and Pandher, M.S. 2019. A new species of genus Lepidostoma Rambur (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from India. Zoosymposia, 14: 257-260.

Rambur, J.P. 1842. Histoire naturelle des insects Néveroptères. Libraire Encyclopédique de Roret’s suite á Buffon, Paris, France (pp. xviii + 534).

Ross, H.H. 1944. The caddis flies, or Trichoptera, of Illinois. Bulletin of the Illinois Natural History Survey, 23: 1-326. https://doi. org/10.21900/j.inhs.v23.199

Saini, M.S. and Parey, S.H. 2011. Four new species of genus Lepidostoma Rambur (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae) from the Indian Himalayas, with a checklist to its Indian species. Zootaxa. 3062: 25-36.

Ulmer, G. 1907. Neue Trichopteren. Notes from the Leyden Museum, 29: 1-53.

Weaver, J.S. III. 1988. A synopsis of the North American Lepidostomatidae (Trichoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute, 24: 1-141.

Weaver, J.S. III. 1993. Theliopsychinae, a new subfamily, and Zephyropsyche, a new genus of Lepidostomatidae (Trichoptera) (C. Otto ed). Proceedings of the Seventh International Symposium on Trichoptera, Umeå, Sweden, Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Weaver, J.S. III. 2002. A synonymy of the caddisfly genus Lepidostoma Rambur (Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae), including a species checklist. Tijdschrift voor Entomologie, 145: 173-192.