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Published: 2020-06-12

Expected and unexpected areas of distribution of caddisflies (Trichoptera)

Sonnengasse 13, A-3293 Lunz am See, Austria
Trichoptera Distribution pattern Zoogeography

Abstract

The area of distribution of a species is the result of range expansions and regressions in the past. If the fauna of a region is reasonably well known (e.g., in Europe), certain patterns of distribution are easily recognised. New findings may readily be placed, but sometimes unexpected patterns may appear which are difficult to explain. Several examples are given.

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