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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Introduction to the caddis flyHesperophylax
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Banks, 1916
Created 23 Oct 2012
TSN 116001

Gunnison Basin Species List

Hesperophylax consimilis
Hesperophylax occidentalis

Possibly present: Hesperophylax designatus


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Limnephilidae Introduction

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Distinuguishing Hesperophylax - from Aquatic Insects of North Dakota


Banks,N 1916 A classification of our limnephilid caddice flies. Canadian Entomologist 48: 117-122.

The rest of the key is not useful these days. Arctaecia and Astenophylax are invalid names now, however the details for Hesperophylax describe the genus for the first time.

Nelson,SM 1994 Observed field tolerance of caddisfly larvae (Hesperophylax sp.) to high metal concentrations and low pH.
     Abstract: " Tolerance of Hesperophylax sp. to a low pH mine tailings seep which contained high concentrations of heavy metals was documented in Lake County, Colorado. "

Parker, CR and Wiggins,GB 1985 The nearctic caddisfly genus Hesperophylax (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 61(10)2443-2472.
     Provides a key to species for males and larave. Redescribes 7 species of Hesperophylax, including larvae, males and females. Also lumps or synonymizes several species.

Brown, WS 2012 Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA