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Trichoptera: Lepidostomatidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Lepidostoma pluviale
Plain brown sedge, Little plain brown sedge

(Milne 1936)
Updated 22 Jan 2019
TSN 116875

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Denning, D. G. 1948 New and little known species of Nearctic Trichoptera. Psyche 55:16-23.
     Discussed as Lepidostoma veleda.

DeWalt,RE; Stewart,KW; Moulton,SR; Kennedy,JH 1994 Summer emergence of mayflies, stoneflies, and caddisflies from a Colorado mountain stream. Southwestern Naturalist 39 3, 249-256. Abstract and first page

Milne, L.J. 1936 Studies in North American Trichoptera. Part 3. Cambridge, Mass. : Author's publication. 128 pages.
     Described as Olemira pluvialis.

Ross, H. H. 1946 A review of the nearctic Lepistomatidae (Trichoptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 39:265-291.
     Discussed as Lepidostoma rhino.

Short,RA; Canton,SP and Ward,JV 1980 Detrital processing and associated macroinvertebrates in a Colorado mountain stream. Ecology, 61(4), 727-732. PDF
     L. pluviale nymphs were found in all of the leaf packs, ones made of alder, willow, aspen and pine.

Weaver,JS 1988 A synopsis of the North American Lepidostomatidae (Trichoptera). Contributions of the American Entomological Institute 24, 2.
     On page 81, synonmizes L. veleda with L. pluviale.

Brown, Wendy S. 2005 Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA