In this section
- Axehead caddis (Oxyethira)
- Cased caddis (Alloecentrella)
- Cased caddis (Pseudoeconesus)
- Cased caddis (Zelandopsyche)
- Cased caddisfly (Hudsonema)
Kokiria caddisfly (Kokiriidae)
- Purse caddis (Paroxyethira)
- Sandy cased caddis (Oecetis)
- Sandy cased caddis (Pycnocentrella)
- Sandy cased caddis (Pycnocentria)
- Sandy cased caddis (Zelolessica)
- Smooth cased caddis (Beraeoptera)
- Smooth cased caddis (Confluens)
- Smooth cased caddis (Olinga)
- Spiral cased caddis (Helicopsyche)
- Spiral cased caddis (Rakiura)
- Stick caddis (Triplectides)
- Stick caddis (Triplectidina)
- Stony cased caddis (Oeconesus)
- Stony cased caddis (Philorheithrus)
- Stony cased caddis (Pycnocentrodes)
Kokiria caddis larvae construct mobile cases out of fine sand grains. The case is a tube, but the dorsal (upper) surface is expanded to the sides and front creating a protective shield (preventing the animal from being seen from above). The hind legs support long black spines.
Kokiria larvae are only known from the North and West of the South Island. They live in stony and sandy stream habitats.
The forelegs and mid legs appear raptorial (designed for grasping prey) so we assume this caddis larva is a predator of other stream invertebrates.
- Hard bottom: 9
- Soft bottom: unassigned
The tolerance values (ranging from 0 to 10) give an indication of which are the sensitive taxa (values of 8 or more) and which are the tolerant taxa (values of 3 or less). For more information see: Indicator species
Kokiria are known from high quality South Island streams. They have a tolerance value of 9 for hard bottom sites, but there is no value for soft bottom sites.