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Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Rhyacophila alberta

Banks 1918
Updated 12 Feb 2012
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.

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 http://virgin.msu.montana.edu/Joe/

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.

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

Brown, Wendy S. 2004 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA