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Draft Stream Insect species list

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This Draft Big Creek Stream Insect Species List is taken is taken from:

The Big Creek Student Volunteer Stream Insect Survey voucher collection (Vial # indicated in "source" column).

List of species found by by Eric Silldorff from Big Creek and Devil's Creek, Nov. 1998 (E.S. list)

Abbreviations: coll.=collector; gath.=gatherer; shr.=shredder; scr.=scraper; detr.=detritivore; pred.=predator; fac.=facultative; herb.=herbivore; filt.=filterer


this preliminary list has not yet been checked for nomenclature changes nor accuracy

Order Family Latin Name Common Name Notes Source
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Baetis sp. Swimming mayfly; "small minnow mayfly" coll.-gath.; scr. 4a
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Diphetor hageni Swimming mayfly; "small minnow mayfly" coll.-gath.; scr. 4a
Ephemeroptera Baetidae Centroptilum/Procloeon sp. Swimming mayfly; "small minnow mayfly" coll.-gath.; scr. (?) 4a
Ephemeroptera Leptophlebidae Paraleptophlebia sp. Swimming mayfly; "pronggilled mayfly" coll.-gath.; fac. shr.-detr. 4b
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Drunella flavilinea Crawling mayfly; "spiny crawler" armored front femora 31b
Ephemeroptera Ephemerellidae Ephemerella maculata Crawling mayfly; "spiny crawler" normal front femora 31a
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Epeorus sp. Clinging mayfly; "flatheaded mayfly" 33
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Rithrogena sp. Clinging mayfly; "flatheaded mayfly" coll.-gath.; scr. 33
Ephemeroptera Heptageniidae Ironodes sp. Clinging mayfly; "flatheaded mayfly" coll.-gath.; scr. 33
Odonata Gomphidae Octogomphus specularis "clubtail dragonfly" 60
Odonata Aeschnidae Aeschna sp. "darner dragonfly" 61
Odonata Libellulidae Pachydiplex sp. "skimmer dragonfly" 64
Odonata Corduliidae Neurocordularia sp. 62
Odonata Cordulegasteridae Cordulegaster sp. 63
Plecoptera Capniidae Mesocapnia/Utacapnia sp. shr.-detr. E.S. list only
Plecoptera Perlidae Colineura californica Common stonefly pred. 30
Plecoptera Perlodidae Isoperla sp. pred.; fac. coll.-gath. E.S. list only
Plecoptera Perlodidae perlodid sp. 5a
Plecoptera Chloroperlidae chloroperlid gen. and spp. "green stonefly" 5
Plecoptera Nemouridae Malenka sp. "spring stonefly" detr.-shr; fac. coll. gath. 32
Plecoptera Pteronarcydae Pteronarcys californica or princeps Giant stonefly shr.-detr.&herb.; fac. pred.; fac. scr. 35
Hemiptera Corixidae corixid sp. 58?
Hemiptera Belostomatidae Abedus indentatus Giant water bug 36
Hemiptera Gerridae Aquarius remigis Water strider >11 mm long 7
Hemiptera Gelastocoridae gelastocorid sp. Toad bug not from Big Creek; Garland Ranch 40
Neuroptera Corydalidae hellgrammite
Coleoptera Elmidae elmid. Sp. riffle beetle coll.-gath.; scr. 49
Coleoptera Hydrophilidae hydrophilid sp. water scavenger beetle 53
Coleoptera Psephenidae Eubrianax edwardsii Water penny scr. E.S.list only
Coleoptera Dytiscidae dytiscid sp. predaceous diving beetle no voucher
Trichoptera Rhyacophilidae Rhyacophila sp. Predaceous caddisfly; "free-living caddisfly" pred.; coll.-gath.;shr.-herb. 1
Trichoptera Hydroptilidae hydroptilid genera & species Micro caddisfly 23
Trichoptera Lepidostomatidae Lepidostoma sp. Portable case caddisfly; "lepidostomatid case-maker" 20
Trichoptera Brachycentridae Micrasema sp. Portable case caddisfly; "humpless case-maker" 20
Trichoptera Glossosomatidae Agapetus sp. Portable case caddisfly; "saddlecase-maker" 20
Trichoptera Odontocoridae Parthina sp. Portable case caddisfly 20
Trichoptera Leptocordae Oecetis sp. Portable case caddisfly 20
Trichoptera Limnephilidae Psychoglypha sp. Portable case caddisfly 20
Trichoptera Polycentropodidae Polycentropus sp. Predatory net-spinning caddisfly pred. 59
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Hydropsyche sp. Net-spinniing caddisfly 12
Trichoptera Hydropsychidae Parapsyche sp. Net-spinniing caddisfly 12
Trichoptera Philopotamidae Wormaldia sp. Net-spinniing caddisfly 12
Lepidoptera Pyralidae no voucher: id by Jerry Powell
Diptera Simuliidae Simulium canadense blackfly coll.; filt. E.S. list only
Diptera Simuliidae simuliid sp. blackfly 11
Diptera Chironomidae Rheotanytarsus sp. Hydra; "non-biting midges" 18
Diptera Chironomidae chironomid sp. 18
Diptera Dixidae dixiid spp. "dixid midge" 56
Diptera Tipulidae Antocha sp. Cranefly coll.-gath. E.S. list only
Diptera Tipulidae Limonea sp. Cranefly 14
Diptera Tipulidae tipulid genera and species Cranefly 14
Diptera Stratiomyiidae stratiomyid sp. Soldier fly 19
Diptera Blephariceridae blepharicerid genera and species Net-winged midge 21
Diptera Psychodidae Maruina sp. Moth fly 52
Diptera Ephyridae ephyrid sp. "shore fly"; "brine fly" 57
Diptera Empididae Chelifera spp. "dance fly" pred.; coll. E.S. list only
Diptera Culicidae culicid sp. Mosquito 44
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