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Trichoptera: Limnephilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Limnephilus productus

Banks 1914
Updated 30 Jan 2010
TSN 116197

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Banks, N. 1914. American Trichoptera- notes and descriptions. Canadian Entomologist 46:149-156.
     This is the original description of L. productus.

Denning, D.G. 1948 New and little known species of Nearctic Trichoptera. Psyche 55: 16-23.
     The author created a second name and description on page 18 and named this insect Limnephilus utahensis. Ross and Merkley, 1952 (see below) realized this was a duplicate and now L. utahensis is invalid.

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457.
     The authors show this species present in Gunnison County.

Ross,HH; Merkley,DR 1952 An annotated key to the nearctic males of Limnephilus (Trichoptera, Limnephilidae). American Midland Naturalist 47:435-455. first page
     The authors realized Limnephilus utahensis by Denning 1948 was a synonym. Quote from page 454: "To date this species is kown only from Utah. There appears to be extremely little variation in the species, judging from examination of Banks' type, additional material from Utah and Dennings's illustrations. "

Ruiter,DE 1995 The genus Limnephilus Leach (Trichoptera: Limnephilidae) of the new world. Vol. 11. Ohio Biological Survey, College of Biological Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. 200 pages.
     Shows Limnephilus productus present in Gunnison County. Has keys to identify this and other Limnephilus species.

Brown, Wendy S. 2009 Trichoptera (Caddisflies) of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA