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Stoneflies - Plecoptera: Perlodidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Isoperla pinta - Checkered Stripetail

Frison 1937
Updated 17 December 2017
TSN 103009

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Introduction to Isoperla
Key to Perlodidae Nymphs

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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 152: "This species is common in creeks and rivers in the Pacific Northwest but rare in the Rocky Mts. The adults emerge from March to July. "

Frison,TH 1937 II. Descriptions of Plecoptera with special reference to the Illinois species. Illinois Natural History Survey Bulletin 21 (3) 78-99.
     Original description of this species on page 92-94. Illustrations include figure 81 of male wing, abdominal tergites and subanal hook, head and pronotum, nymph maxilla and labium and female abdominal sternites as well as figure 82 of entire nymph.

Knight,AW and Gaufin,AR 1966 Altitudinal distribution of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in a Rocky Mountain drainage system. Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society 39(4) 668-675. First page

Kondratieff,BC; 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.
     Quote from page 396: "This species is closely related and very similar to the preceding species [Isoperla phalerata] but is uncommon in Colorado. Generally, I. pinta is found in mountain streams, scattered around the state (Szczytko and Stewart 1979). "

Sandberg,JB 2011 Vibrational communication of Isoperla Banks from California and Oregon (Plecoptera: Perlodidae). Illiesia 2011 7(1):1-23.

Sandberg,JB and Kondratieff,BC 2013 The Isoperla of California (Plecoptera: Perlodidae); Updated male descriptions and adult keys for 18 western Nearctic species. Illiesia (9)34-64. PDF

Stewart,KW and Stark,BP 2002 Nymphs of North American Stonefly Genera. 2nd edition The Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio. 510 pages. Photo of mature nymph pattern on page 110 figure 6.38

Szczytko,SW and Stewart,KW 1979a The genus Isoperla (Plecoptera) of western North America; holomorphology and systematics, and a new stonefly genus Cascadoperla. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 32, 1-120.

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