Ephemeroptera: Baetidae of Gunnison County, Colorado
Baetis alius Day 1954
Moqui Minnow Mayfly, Small Minnow Mayflies, Blue-winged Olive
Updated 21 Nov 2018
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Day,WC 1954 New species of California mayflies in the genus Baetis (Ephemeroptera). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 30:29-34.
Lugo-Ortiz,CR; McCafferty,WP 1998 A new North American genus of Baetidae (Ephemeroptera) and key to Baetis complex genera. Entomological News 109(5) 345-353.
McCafferty,WP 1997 Name adjustments and a new synonym for North American Ephemeroptera species. Entomological News 108 (4)318, 320. PDF
McCafferty,WP; Meyer,MD; Randolph,RP and Webb,JM 2008 Evaluation of mayfly species originally described as Baetis Leach (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from California. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 110(3)577-591. PDF
The authors place Baetis moqui as a junior synonym of B. alius. They also discuss the mouthparts of an animal collected in Gunnison County, CO.
Wiersema,NA; Nelson,CR and Kuehnl,KF 2004 A new small minnow mayfly (Ephemeroptera: Baetidae) from Utah, USA. Entomological News, (115) 139-145. PDF