Work on the Checklist was begun in the 1980s by Dr. John C. Morse, Clemson University. John periodically updated the list, but with John devoting so much of his time to the Trichoptera World Checklist, he handed off the duties of maintaining and updating the Nearctic Checklist to Andy Rasmussen, Florida A&M University.
The Checklist is a working document (MS Word) that is updated periodically to reflect current taxonomy and new distributional records. The authors hope to someday convert the Checklist into a relational database.
For each species, geographic distribution is summarized by listing from where in the US (state) and Canada (provinces & territories) each species has been reported in the scientific literature. Literature sources are cited, but the full bibliographic references are not given. If the user wishes to dig deeper into the literature, Google Scholar, the Trichoptera Literature Database, and the Trichoptera World Checklist are good places to start.
Many colleagues have contributed to this Checklist over the last 30 years. Their help is greatly appreciated! We are especially grateful to Drs. Glenn Wiggins and Oliver Flint for their early work toward compiling these data and sharing the results with JCM. We thank Dave Ruiter for his extensive and valuable input that has been incorporated into subsequent updates.
Rasmussen, A.K., & Morse, J.C. 2021. Distributional Checklist of Nearctic Trichoptera (Fall 2021 Revision). Florida A&M University, Tallahassee. 519 pp. [Available at http://www.Trichoptera.org]
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The Distributional Checklist of Nearctic Trichoptera represents thousands of hours of effort undertaken over a period of many years. The text of the Checklist made available here represents the equivalent of an unpublished, non-peer-reviewed manuscript. We wish to make the information contained in the Checklist freely and widely available to the Trichoptera research community for the purposes of facilitating and stimulating research on caddisflies. The allowable uses of the Checklist are specified below. All other uses and rights are reserved by the authors. By using the Checklist, users agree to accept and conscientiously follow these usage guidelines.