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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 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