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Stoneflies - Plecoptera: Capniidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Utacapnia poda - Gunnison Snowfly

(Nebeker and Gaufin) 1965
Updated 6 Jan 2012
TSN 102759


Originally described from Gunnison County.


The genus Utacapnia was previously included in Capnia. Older publications may refer to this species as Capnia poda.

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to Utacapnia

Other Websites:
Map - Kondratieff, Boris C. and Richard W. Baumann (coordinators). 2000. Stoneflies of the United States. Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. (Version 12DEC2003). http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/resource/distr/insects/sfly/usa/126.htm

Photos, Map, Museum specimens, DNA - Barcodinglife.org


Baumann,RW 1973 Studies on Utah stoneflies (Plecoptera) Western North American Naturalist 33(2) 91-108. PDF

Baumann,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 92: "This species is found commonly in rivers and some creeks at elevations ranging from 4000 ft. to 8500 ft. The adults emerge from Feburary through mid-April."

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.
     Quoted from page 391: "This species is especially abundant in the Gunnison River drainage, but can be found throughout the Mountain region of Colorado, emerging from medium to larger-sized streams."

Nebeker,AV and Gaufin,AR 1965 The Capnia columbiana complex of North America (Capniidae: Plecoptera). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 91:467-487.
     Original description of this animal as Capnia poda.

Brown,WS 2004 Plecoptera or Stoneflies of Gunnison County, Colorado