Stoneflies - Plecoptera: Nemouridae of Gunnison County, Colorado
Podmosta decepta - Least Forestfly(Frison, 1942)
Updated 25 Feb 2017
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Key to Nemouridae Nymphs
Key to Nemouridae Males
Key to Nemouridae Females
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ReferencesBaumann,RW, Gaufin,AR and Surdick,RF 1977 The stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the Rocky Mountains. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 31, 1-208.
Quote from page 37: "This species is found in small to medium sized creeks and sometimes in cold mountain lakes. The adults emerge from April to August. "
Caruso,C and Wichard,W 2010 Overview and descriptions of fossil stoneflies (Plecoptera) in Baltic Amber. Entomologie Heute, (22) 85-97. PDF
Abstract: Three new fossil species of stoneflies (Plecoptera: Nemouridae and Leuctridae) from Eocene Baltic amber are being described: Zealeuctra cornuta n. sp., Lednia zilli n. sp., and Podmosta attenuata n. sp.. Extant species of these three genera are found in Eastern Asia and in the Nearctic region. It is very probable that the genera must have been widely spread across the northern hemisphere in the Cretaceous period, before Europe was an archipelago in Eocene. The current state of knowledge about the seventeen Plecoptera species of Baltic amber is shortly presented. Due to discovered homonymies, the following nomenclatural corrections are proposed: Leuctra fusca Pictet, 1856 in Leuctra electrofusca Caruso & Wichard, 2010 and Nemoura affinis Berendt, 1856 in Nemoura electroaffinis Caruso & Wichard, 2010.
Frison,TH 1942a Descriptions, records and systematic notes concerning western North American stoneflies (Plecoptera). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 18(1) 9-16.
Kondratieff,BC and Baumann,RW 2002 A review of the stoneflies of Colorado with description of a new species of Capnia (Plecoptera: Capniidae). Transactions of American Entomological Society 128 3, 385-401.
Quote from page 392: " This tiny species is found at high elevations in and around mountain meadows in the northern part of the state. It usually emerges in the summer months."
Ricker,WE 1992 Origin of stonefly names proposed by Ricker and collaborators. Perla, 18(1) 12 pages. PDF
Quote from page 8: "Podmosta Ricker 1952 (as sg. of Nemoura). Russian pod = under, most = bridge. A good place to find adult stoneflies is under bridges that have smooth concrete walls. "
Stewart,KW and Stark,BP 2011 Further descriptions of western North American Podmosta larvae and their separation from Ostrocerca larvae (Plecoptera: Nemouridae). Illiesia 7(10):104-117. PDF
Brown,WS 2004 Plecoptera or Stoneflies of Gunnison County, Colorado