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Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Paraleptophlebia memorialis
Prong-gilled Mayfly

(Eaton) 1884
Updated 12 Feb 2012
TSN 101214

Locations Collected

East Elk Creek (Argyle and Edmunds, 1962).

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to Paraleptophlebia
Key to Leptophlebiidae Nymphs
Key to Leptophlebiidae Adults

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Argyle,DW; Edmunds,GF 1962 Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of the Curecanti Reservoir Basins Gunnison River, Colorado. University of Utah Anthropological Papers 59 8, 178-189.
     Quote from page 188: "Only one station revealed the presence of this species. The record is from an early collection and the size of the nymphs plus the known biology of this species indicated that the main emergence had passed before intensive collections were made. The specimens were from a riffle area near the bank. "

Eaton AE. 1883-1888. A revisional monograph of recent Ephemeridae or mayflies. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Zoology 3:1-352, 65 pl.
     After this insect was first described as Leptophlebia pallipes, Eaton noticed the species name pallipes was already taken so he redescribed this animal as Leptophlebia memorialis on page 98.

Gilpin,BR and Brusven,MA 1970 Food habits and ecology of mayflies of the St. Maries River in Idaho. Melanderia 4:19-40. PDF

Kilgore,JL and Allen,RK 1973 Mayflies of the Southwest: new species, descriptions, and records (Ephemeroptera). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 66(2):321-332. PDF
     Describes the larvae of P. memorialis, among other things.

McCafferty,WP; Durfee,RS; Kondratieff,BC 1993 Colorado mayflies (Ephemeroptera): an annotated inventory. Southwestern Naturalist 38 (3) 252-274. PDF
     Quote from page 263: "The larvae of this western species can easily be confused with those of P. heteronea."

McCafferty,WP and Provonsha, AV The Mayflies of North AmericaSpecies List (Version 8Feb2011)
     Here is the geographic range and synonyms:
Paraleptophlebia memorialis (Eaton), 1884 [CAN:NW;MEX:SW;USA:NW,SW]
    * Leptophlebia memorialis Eaton, 1884 (renam.)
    * Leptophlebia pallipes Hagen, 1875 (hom.: L. pallipes (Walker), 1853)
    * Paraleptophlebia pallipes (Hagen), 1875 (hom.comb.)

Brown, WS 2004 Mayflies (Ephemeroptera) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA