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Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae of Gunnison County, Colorado

Rhyacophila valuma

Milne 1936
Updated 29 Feb 2016
TSN 115121

Locations Collected

Allan (1975) reports this species from Cement Creek.

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Introduction to Rhyacophila


Allan,JD 1975 The distributional ecology and diversity of benthic insects in Cement Creek, Colorado. Ecology 56:1040-1053. PDF

Anderson,NH 1974 The distributon and biology of the Oregon Trichoptera. Agric. Exper. Sta. Tech Bull. 134, Oregon State University, Corvallis.

Herrmann,SJ; Ruiter,DE and Unzicker,JD 1986 Distribution and records of Colorado Trichoptera. Southwestern Naturalist 31 4, 421-457.
     They note the habitat for this species is streams and rivers, it was collected at 2195m on 13 July. Quote from page 451: "Anderson (1976) reported this species as having a flight period from late March through September in Oregon. Roemhild (1982) found this species rare in alpine streams of Montana." They list this species as present in Gunnison county.

Milne,LJ 1936 Studies in North American Trichoptera. Part 3. Cambridge, Mass. Author's publication. 128 pages.
     Describes this species for the first time.

Peckarsky,BL 1980 Influence of detritus on colonization of stream invertebrates. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 37, 957-963.

Peckarsky,BL 1983 Biotic interactions or abiotic limitations? A model of lotic community structure. In: Dynamics of Lotic Ecosystems. Eds: Fontaine III,Thomas D; Bartell,Steven M Ann Arbor Science, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 303-323.

Roemhild, G 1982 The Trichoptera of Montana with distributional and ecological notes. Northwest Science 56:8-13.

Wold,JL 1973 Systematics of the genus Rhyacophila (Trichoptera: Rhyacophilidae) in western North America with special reference to the immature stages (Doctoral dissertation). PDF

Brown,WS 2004 Trichoptera of Gunnison County, Colorado, USA