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Plecoptera: Leuctridae

Pomoleuctra purcellana - Purcell Needlefly

(Neave, 1934)
Created 10 June 2009

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Neave,F 1934 Stoneflies from the Purcell Range, B.C. The Canadian Entomologist 66(1):1-6.

Stark,BP; Kyzar,JW 2000 Systematics of nearctic Paraleuctra with description of a new genus (Plecoptera: Leuctridae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 144 1, 119-135. PDF
     The authors erected the genus Pomoleuctra based on their study of Paraleuctra adults with scanning electron microscopy. Paraleuctra purcellana is designated as the type species for the genera Pomoleuctra. They provide a key for the two species, Pomoleuctra andersoni and Pomoleuctra purcellana. They also key out the nearctic adults of the family Leuctridae and the males and females of the genus Paraleuctra.
     Abstract: "Nearctic Paraleuctra are reviewed and seven species placed in three species groups are recognized. The P. sara group includes P. forcipata (Frison), P. sara (Claassen), P. vershina Gaufin and Ricker and several Asian species. The P. occidentalis group includes P. jewetti Nebeker and Gaufin, P. occidentalis (Banks), P. projecta (Frison) and several Asian species and the P. divisa group includes only P. divisa (Hitchcock). Paraleuctra rickeri Nebeker & Gaufin is placed as a synonym of P. projecta, P. dusha Ricker is placed as a synonym of P. occidentalis and the first description is given for female P. divisa. Two additional species formerly included in Paraleuctra, P. andersoni Harper and Wildman and P. purcellana (Neave), are placed in Pomoleuctra, gen. n. Keys are given for the Nearctic leuctrid genera, the species of Pomoleuctra and the Nearctic species of Paraleuctra."

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