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Trichoptera: Glossosomatidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Glossosoma parvulum
Saddle Case Makers

Banks, 1904
Updated 4 Dec 2013
TSN 117204

Locations Collected

The Illinois Natural History Survey (INHS) Database has records from the East River at Almont and Tomichi Creek at CO HWY 114, Gunnison and Parlin. A record for Estes Park in Gunnison County may be erroneous.

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Banks,N 1904 Neuropteroid insects from New Mexico. Transactions of American Entomological Society 32, 97-110.
     Described as Glossosoma parvula.
Banks described the caddisfly Glossosoma parvulum on page 108 in 1904 Nathan Banks description of Glossosoma parvula on page 109 in 1904.

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457. Abstract and first page
     They note the habitat for this species is streams and rivers, the altitudinal range is 1516 to 2911m and adult collection dates are 6 April to 20 October. Quote from page 426: "This species is widespread and common in Colorado. " They list this species as present in Gunnison county.

Ross,HH 1938 Lectotypes of North American caddis flies in the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Psyche 45:1-61 entire paper

Ruse,LP and Herrmann,SJ 2000 Plecoptera and Trichoptera species distribution related to environmental characteristics of the metal-polluted Arkansas River, Colorado. Western North American Naturalist 60 (1) 57-65. PDF

Voelz,NJ; Poff,NL; Ward,JV 1994 Differential effects of a brief thermal disturbance on caddisflies (Trichoptera) in a regulated river. American Midland Naturalist 132 1, 173-182. Abstract PDF

Ward,JV 1981 Altitudinal distribution and abundance of Trichoptera in a Rocky Mountain stream. In Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Trichoptera (pp. 375-381). Springer Netherlands. Abstract

Brown,WS 2005 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA

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