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Ephemeroptera: Leptophlebiidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Paraleptophlebia vaciva
Blue Quill, Dark Blue Quill

(Eaton) 1884
Updated 12 Feb 2012
TSN 101227

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Eaton,AE 1888. A revisional monograph of recent Ephemeridae or mayflies. Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, Second Series, Zoology (3)1-352, 65 pl.
     Described as Leptophlebia vaciva on page 97.

McCafferty,WP; Durfee,RS; Kondratieff,BC 1993 Colorado mayflies (Ephemeroptera): an annotated inventory. Southwestern Naturalist 38 3, 252-274. PDF
     Quote from page "This species may be more common than is shown by the sparse records from Colorado. It can easily be confused in the larval stage with P. heteronea and P. memoralis. "

McCafferty,WP and Provonsha, AV The Mayflies of North AmericaSpecies List (Version 8Feb2011)
     Here is the geographic range and synonyms:
Paraleptophlebia vaciva (Eaton), 1884 [CAN:NW;USA:FN,NW]
    * Leptophlebia vaciva Eaton, 1884 (orig.)

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