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Stoneflies - Plecoptera: Leuctridae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Paraleuctra sara - Appalachian Needlefly

(Claassen) 1937

Updated 21 May 2016
TSN 102888

While mentioned as present in Colorado in some papers and on the Stoneflies of North America Website, Stark and Kyzar (2001) decided Paraleuctra sara only lives in the eastern US. Western stoneflies in Colorado previously called P. sara are really Paraleuctra vershina.

Good Links

On this website:
Introduction to the Leuctridae

Other Websites:
Photos, Map, Museum specimens, DNA - Barcodinglife.org


Baumann,RW; Gaufin,AR; Surdick,RF 1977 The stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the Rocky Mountains. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 31.

Claassen,PW 1937 New species of stoneflies (Plecoptera). Canadian Entomologist 69, 79-82.
     Described as Leuctra sara.

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.

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.

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