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Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Rhyacophila angelita

Banks 1911
Updated 12 Feb 2012
TSN 115099

Locations Collected

Allan (1975) reports this species from Cement Creek.

Good Links

On this website:
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.

References

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

Banks,N 1911 Descriptions of new species of North American Neuropterid Insects. Transactions of American Entomological Society 37, 335-360.
     Describes R angelita on page 352 and Figure 29.


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 1975 to 3036m and adult collection dates are 19 July to 19 October. Quote from page 450: "Smith (1968b) found this species to occur in cold, clear streams in Idaho; this species is found under similar conditions in Colorado. "

Peckarsky,BL 1980 Influence of detritus on colonization of stream invertebrates. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 37, 957-963.

Prather,AL; Morse,JC 2001 Eastern Nearctic Rhyacophila species, with revision of the Rhyacophila invaria group (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae). Transactions of American Entomological Society 127 1, 85-166.

Short,RA and Ward,JV 1980 Macroinvertebrates of a Colorado high mountain stream. The Southwestern Naturalist, 23-32. PDF

Smith,SD 1968 The Rhyacophila of the Salmon river drainage of Idaho with special reference to larvae. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 61 3, 655-674.
     Has a key to larvae that includes R. angelita.

Brown, WS 2004 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
www.gunnisoninsects.org