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Stoneflies - Plecoptera: Nemouridae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Amphinemura linda - Lovely Forestfly

Ricker 1952
Updated 8 Feb 2017

The classic Nemouridae X in an Amphinemura forewing


This animal has not been reported from the Gunnison Basin. Watch for this species at higher elevations. Previously named Nemoura linda. Included on this website because it is present a bit north of Gunnison County.

Good Links

On this website:
Amphinemura banksi
Introduction to the Amphinemura
Introduction to Nemouridae

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Photo from Tom Murray


Baumann,RW, Gaufin,AR and Surdick,RF 1977 The stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the Rocky Mountains. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 31, 1-208.
     Quote from page 28: "This species, although widespread in Alaska, Canada and the north central United States, seems to be uncommon in the Rocky Mountains. The adults emerge from June to August." Figure 76 female terminalia ventral view, Figure 77 male terminalia dorsal view, Figure 78, male terminalia lateral view on page 31.

Harper,PP 1973 Life histories of Nemouridae and Leuctridae in southern Ontario (Plecoptera). Hydrobiologia, 41(3), pp.309-356.
      A. linda overwinters as a diapausing egg and emerges as an adult in late summer in Ontario.

Kondratieff,BC and Baumann,RW 2002 A review of the stoneflies of Colorado with description of a new species of Capnia (Plecoptera: Capniidae). Transactions of American Entomological Society 128 3, 385-401.
     Not mentioned in this paper!

Ricker, WE 1952. Systematic studies in Plecoptera. Indiana University Publications, Science Series 18, 200 pages, Bloomington, Indiana.

Ricker,WE 1992 Origin of stonefly names proposed by Ricker and collaborators. Perla, 18(1) 12 pages. PDF
      Quote from page 3: [Amphinemura] "linda (Ricker 1952). - Nemoura (Amphinemura). Linda Skaar was my assistant for a few years in Indiana, and she requested this name. "

Brown,WS 2004 Plecoptera or Stoneflies of Gunnison County, Colorado