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Plecoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado

Introduction to the Taeniopterygidae
Willowflies, Water stoneflies, Winter Stoneflies

Klapálek, 1905

Updated 18 Nov 2018
TSN 102788

Provisional Species List

Subfamily Brachypterinae
Doddsia occidentalis (Needham and Claassen) 1925  
Taenionema pacificum (Banks) 1900  
Taenionema pallidum (Banks) 1902   (T. nigripenne is a synonym)

Good Links

On this website:
Key to Taeniopterygidae Nymphs
Key to Taeniopterygidae Males
Key to Taeniopterygidae Females

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

Discussion of winter stoneflies from the Xerces Society

Photos from bugguide.net


Baumann,RW, Gaufin,AR and Surdick,RF 1977 The stoneflies (Plecoptera) of the Rocky Mountains. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 31, 1-208.

Chen,ZT and Du,YZ 2018 The first two mitochondrial genomes from Taeniopterygidae (Insecta: Plecoptera): Structural features and phylogenetic implications. International J
ournal of Biological Macromolecules, 111, pp.70-76. PDF

Dodds,GS and Hisaw,FL 1925 Ecological studies on aquatic insects. IV. Altitudinal range and zonation of mayflies, stoneflies and caddisflies in the Colorado Rockies. Ecology 6(4)380-390. Abstract PDF

Klapálek,F 1905 Conspectus Plecopterorum Bohemiae. Casopis Ceskoslovenské Spolecnosti Entomologické 2: 27-32.
     Describes the Stonefly family Taeniopterygidae for the first time.
First description of the stonefly family Taeniopterygidae

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.

Peckarsky,BL 1986 Colonization of natural substrates by stream benthos. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 43, 700-709.

Stanger,JA; Baumann,RW 1993 A revision of the stonefly genus Taenionema (Plecoptera: Taeniopterygidae). Transactions of American Entomological Society 119 3, 171-229.

Stark,BP; Szczytko,SW; Baumann,RW 1986 North American stoneflies (Plecoptera): systematics, distribution, and taxonomic references. Great Basin Naturalist 46, 383-397.

Stewart,KW and Stark,BP 2002 Nymphs of North American Stonefly Genera. 2nd edition The Caddis Press, Columbus, Ohio. 510 pages.

Stewart,KW and Zeigler,DD 1984 Drumming behavior of twelve North American stonefly (Plecoptera) species: First descriptions in Peltoperlidae, Taeniopterygidae and Chloroperlidae. Aquatic Insects. 6(1) 49 - 61. Abstract

Brown,WS 2005 Plecoptera or Stoneflies of Gunnison County, Colorado