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Plecoptera: Leuctridae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Paraleuctra rickeri - Spruce Needlefly

Nebeker and Gaufin, 1966
Updated 12 April 2021
Stark and Kyzar (2001) placed P. rickeri as a synonym of Paraleuctra projecta.


Nebeker,AV and Gaufin,AR 1966 New Paraleuctra from the Rocky Mountains (Plecoptera: Leuctridae). Entomological News 77:255-259.
     The authors described Paraleuctra rickeri. Quote from page 255: "P. rickeri was found almost exclusively in small seeps and springs." This species was named after William (Bill) Ricker, an internationally recognized stonefly expert who worked during the mid 20th century.

Stark,BP and Kyzar,JW 2001 Systematics of nearctic Paraleuctra with description of a new genus (Plecoptera: Leuctridae). Tijdschrift voor Entomologie 144 (1)119-135. PDF
     Has keys to nearctic adults of the stonefly family Leuctridae with their newly described genus Pomoleuctra as well as key to Paraleuctra and Pomoleuctra adult males.

Brown,WS 2009 Stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA