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Trichoptera: Ueonidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Oligophlebodes sierra
Little Western Dark Sedge

Ross 1944
Updated 16 Feb 2019
TSN 116040

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Ueonidae Introduction

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Illustration - University of Alberta Entomology Collection Species page
     Has description, habitat information, range and more.

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


Flint,OS, Jr. 1960 Taxonomy and biology of Nearctic limnephilid larvae (Trichoptera), with special reference to species in eastern United States. Entomologica Americana 40:1-117.
     Describes the larvae.

Givens, D.R., 2013 A portable, vehicle use rearing chamber for caddisfly larvae and pupae (Trichoptera). The Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 89(3)153-159.
     Abstract: " A rearing chamber designed for extended field rearing of caddisflies was used successfully during the summers of 2011 and 2012. Species belonging to seven caddisfly families were reared successfully. Rearing techniques, chamber construction and operation is discussed. Lessons learned and results are presented. The design of this rearing chamber enabled the first association of the larva and pupa of Ecclisomyia bilera and Oligophlebodes sierra."

Herbst,DB and Silldorff,EL 2009 Development of a benthic macroinvertebrate index of biological integrity (IBI) for stream assessments in the Eastern Sierra Nevada of California. Reporte Final. California Environmental Protection Agency. Los Angeles, EUA. PDF
     The authors assign a tolerance value of 1 to the genera Oligophlebodes. The scale is from 0-10, with zero being intolerant and 10 being the most tolerant of the genera they studied in detail.

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457.
     The authors show this species present in Gunnison County.

Nimmo, A 1971 The adult Rhyacophilidae and Limnephilidae (Trichoptera) of Alberta and eastern British Columbia and their post glacial origin. Quaestiones Entomologicae 73: 3-234.

Ross,HH 1944 The Caddis Flies, or Trichoptera, of Illinois. Natural History Survey of Illinois 23 Los Angeles, CA. 326 pages.
     Original Description

Vineyard,RN and Wiggins,GB 1988 Further revision of the caddisfly family Uenoidae (Trichoptera): evidence for inclusion of Neophylacinae and Thremmatidae. Systematic Entomology 13(3) 361-372.
     Abstract: "A survey of characters within the Limnephilidae was made to test the cladistic hypothesis underlying traditional classification placing Neophylacinae as a subfamily of the Limnephilidae. Characters emerged which support an alternative hypothesis of phylogeny and classification, linking the Neophylacinae with the Thremmatidae and with the Uenoidae. The Uenoidae as defined here contain two monophyletic groups: subfamily Uenoinae containing the four genera Uenoa, Sericostriata, Neothremma and Farula previously constituting Uenoidae (sensu Wiggins et al., 1985), and subfamily Thremmatinae consisting of Thremma, Neophylax and Oligophlebodes. The new classification is shown to have predictive value for behaviour and ecology of the taxa."

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