Stoneflies - Plecoptera: Capniidae of Gunnison County, Colorado
Utacapnia poda - Gunnison Snowfly(Nebeker and Gaufin) 1965
Updated 6 Jan 2012
DescriptionOriginally described from Gunnison County.
NotesThe genus Utacapnia was previously included in Capnia. Older publications may refer to this species as Capnia poda.
Good LinksOn this website:
Introduction to Utacapnia
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
ReferencesBaumann,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