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Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Rhyacophila alberta

Banks 1918
Updated 25 July 2017
TSN 115163

Locations Collected

Allan (1975) reports this species from Cement Creek.

Good Links

On this website:
Rhyacophila tucula
Introduction to Rhyacophila

Other Websites:
Photos, Map, Museum specimens, DNA - Barcodinglife.org

University of Alberta Entomology Collection Species page
     Has illustration of male genitalia, description, habitat information, range and more.

Analyses of the Rhyacophila verrula and alberta alberta groups, with new larval/adult associations (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae) http://esa.confex.com/esa/2001/techprogram/paper_1305.htm


Allan, J.D. 1975. The distributional ecology and diversity of benthic insects in Cement Creek, Colorado. Ecology 56:1040-1053. PDF

Banks,N 1918 New neuropteroid insects. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology 62:3-24.

Dodds GS and Hisaw FL 1925 Ecological studies on aquatic insects. IV. Altitudinal range and zonation of mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies in the Colorado Rockies. Ecology 6(4)380-390. Abstract PDF
     From Figure 3, R. alberta has an elevation range of about 9000-11,000 feet.

Giersch, JJ 2002 Revision and phylogenetic anaysis of the verrula and alberta species groups of Rhyacophila Pictet 1834 with description of a new species (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae). Master of Science Thesis. Montana State University PDF

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457.
     They note the habitat for this species is streams and rivers, the altitudinal range is 2536 to 3295m and adult collection dates are 4 August to 9 October.

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 1950 New species of nearctic Rhyacophila (Trichoptera, Rhyacophilidae). Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 40 8, 260-265.

Brown,WS 2004 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA