Checklist of the caddisfly family Rhyacophilidae (Insecta: Trichoptera) in India
Keywords:Himalayan, species diversity, Rhyacophila, Himalopsyche, distribution
The present checklist covers the fauna of the Trichopteran family Rhyacophilidae Stephens, 1836. Based on extensive surveys done during 2003–2019 and previous species records, we find that the family Rhyacophilidae is represented by two genera and 184 species in India. The genus Rhyacophila Pictet contains 165 species in India while the genus Himalopsyche Banks contains 19 described species. The Indian Himalayan region is inhabited by more species than the rest of India.