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Ephemeroptera of Gunnison County, Colorado

Introduction to the Leptophlebiidae or Prong-gilled Mayflies

Updated 26 Jan 2016
TSN 101095

Provisional Species List

Choroterpes spp
Paraleptophlebia debilis
Paraleptophlebia memorialis
Paraleptophlebia vaciva
Traverella albertana

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Ball,SL; Hebert,PDN; Burian,SK; Webb,JM 2005 Biological identification of mayflies (Ephemeroptera) using DNA barcodes. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 24 3, 508-524.

Barber-James,HM; Gattolliat,J; Sartori,M and MD Hubbard 2008 Global diversity of mayflies (Ephemeroptera, Insecta) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595(1) 339-350. DOI:10.1007/s10750-007-9028-y Abstract and Full Text

Burian,SK 2001 A revision of the genus Leptophlebia Westwood in North America (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae: Leptophlebiinae). Bulletin of the Ohio Biological Survey 13, 1-80.
     Leptophlebia is not present in Gunnison County at this time.

Cummins,KW; Wilzbach,MA; Gates,DM; Perry,JB; Taliaferro,WB 1989 Leaf litter that falls into streams influences communities of stream invertebrates. BioScience 39 1, 24-30.

Dodds GS and Hisaw FL. 1925. Ecological studies on aquatic insects. IV. Altitudinal range and zonation of mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies in the Colorado Rockies. Ecology 6(4)380-390. Abstract PDF

Edmunds Jr.,GF; Jensen,SL; Berner,L 1976 The Mayflies of North and Central America. University of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 330 pages pages.

Haden,GA; Blinn,DW; Shannon,JP; Wilson,JP 1999 Driftwood: an alternative habitat for macroinvertebrates in a large desert river. Hydrobiologia 397, 179-186.

Hubbard,MD and Savage,HM 1981 The fossil Leptophlebiidae (Ephemeroptera): a systematic and phylogenetic review. Journal of paleontology, pp.810-813.

Kondratieff,BC; Durfee,RS 1994 A new species of Paraleptophlebia from Tennessee (Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae). Entomological News 105 5, 259-261.

Lestage,J-A. 1917 Contribution à l'étude des larves de Éphèmères paléarctiques. Annales de Biologie Lacustre 8(3-4):213-458. Abstract
     This paper describes the family Leptophlebiidae as a subfamily of Baetidae called Leptophlebiinae.

Lugo-Ortiz,CR; McCafferty,WP 1995 Annotated inventory of the mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of Arizona. Entomological News 106 3, 131-140.

Mebane,CA; Dillon,FS and Hennessy,DP 2012 Acute toxicity of cadmium, lead, zinc, and their mixtures to stream-resident fish and invertebrates. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 31(6), 1334-1348. PDF

Peters WL. 1988. Origins of the North American Ephemeroptera fauna, especially the Leptophlebiidae). Memoirs of the Entomological Society of Canada 144:13-24.

Brown, Wendy S. 2006 Ephemeroptera of Gunnison County, Colorado

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