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CHECKLIST OF KNOWN ILLINOIS PLECOPTERA (STONEFLIES)

This list has 77 species of stoneflies that currently reside in the state or did so historically. It was last updated by Dr. R. Edward DeWalt on 7 March 2008 and is based on DeWalt et al. (2005). All such lists of species are incomplete. This list is not meant to serve as a source of valid names for Illinois Plecoptera, only as a ongoing tally of the species reported from the state as published in the literature. Go to Plecoptera Species File for valid names. Common names are from Stark et al. (1998) and suggested Illinois conservation status ratings are from DeWaltet al. (2005). Other INHS Plecoptera information is available at the INHS Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera, and Trichoptera (EPT) page. Please see sources below.

  • Capniidae
    • Allocapnia forbesi Frison 1929 – Three-knobbed Snowfly, S2
    • Allocapnia granulata (Claassen 1924) – Common Snowfly, S3
    • Allocapnia illinoensis Frison 1935 – Illinois Snowfly, SX
    • Allocapnia mystica Frison 1929 – Moraine Snowfly, S5
    • Allocapnia nivicola (Fitch 1847) – Brook Snowfly, S1
    • Allocapnia recta (Claassen 1924) – Eastern Snowfly, S5
    • Allocapnia rickeri Frison 1942 – Midwest Snowfly, S5
    • Allocapnia smithi Ross and Ricker 1971 – Three-Lobed Snowfly, S1
    • Allocapnia vivipara (Claassen 1924) – Shortwing Snowfly, S5
    • Nemocapnia carolina Banks 1938 – Southern Snowfly, SX
    • Paracapnia angulata Hanson 1961 –Angulate Snowfly, SX
  • Leuctridae
    • Leuctra alta James 1976 – Alta Needlefly, S1
    • Leuctra rickeri James 1976 – Spined Needlefly, S5
    • Leuctra sibleyi Claasseni 1923 – Brook Needlefly, S1
    • Leuctra tenuis (Pictet 1841) – Narrow-lobed Needlefly, S1
    • Zealeuctra claasseni Frison 1929 – Common Needlefly, S2
    • Zealeuctra fraxina Ricker and Ross 1969 – Ashcave Needlefly, S1
    • Zealeuctra narfi Ricker and Ross 1969 – Northern Needlefly, S1
  • Nemouridae
    • Amphinemura delosa (Ricker 1952) – Eastern Forestfly, S5
    • Amphinemura nigritta (Provancher 1876) – Little Black Forestfly, SH
    • Amphinemura varshava (Ricker 1952) – Warsaw Forestfly, S5
    • Nemoura trispinosa Claassen 1923 – Three-spined Forestfly, S2
    • Prostoia completa (Walker 1852) – Central Forestfly, S1
    • Shipsa rotunda (Claassen 1923) – Intrepid Forestfly, S1
    • Soyedina vallicularia (Wu 1923) – Valley Forestfly, S1
  • Taeniopterygidae
    • Strophopteryx fasciata (Burmeister 1839) – S1
    • Taeniopteryx burksi Ricker and Ross 1968 – S5
    • Taeniopteryx lita Frison 1942 – S1
    • Taeniopteryx metequi Ross and Ricker 1968 – S2
    • Taeniopteryx nivalis (Fitch 1847) – S5
    • Taeniopteryx parvula Banks 1918 -- SX
  • Chloroperlidae
    • Alloperla caudata Frison 1934 – Ozark Sallfly, S4
    • Alloperla roberti Surdick 1981 --- Illinois Sallfly, SX Endemic
    • Haploperla brevis (Banks 1895) – Least Sallfly, S3
  • Perlidae
    • Acroneuria abnormis (Newman 1838) – Common Stone, S2
    • Acroneuria evoluta Klapálek 1909 – Constricted Stone, S1
    • Acroneuria filicis Frison 1942 – Illinois Stone, S3
    • Acroneuria frisoni Stark and Brown 1991 – Central Stone, S2
    • Acroneuria internata (Walker 1852) – Lobed Stone, SH
    • Acroneuria perplexa Frison 1937 – Enigmatic Stone, SX
    • Agnetina capitata (Pictet 1841) – Northern Stone, S1
    • Agnetina flavescens (Walsh 1862) – Midwest Stone, SX
    • Attaneuria ruralis (Hagen 1861) – Giant Stone, SX
    • Neoperla catharae Stark and Baumann 1978 – Slippery Stone, S2
    • Neoperla clymene (Newman 1839) – Coastal Stone, S2
    • Neoperla harpi Ernst and Stewart 1986 – Arkansas Stone, S1
    • Neoperla mainensis Banks 1948 – Maine Stone, SX
    • Neoperla occipitalis (Pictet 1841) – Atlantic Stone, SX
    • Neoperla robisoni Poulton and Stewart 1986 – Slender Stone, SX
    • Neoperla stewarti Stark and Baumann 1978 – Multispine Stone, SX
    • Perlesta cinctipes (Banks 1905) – Plains Stone, S1
    • Perlesta decipiens (Walsh 1862) –Widespread Stone, S5
    • Perlesta golconda DeWalt and Stark 1998 – S5
    • Perlesta nr. lagoi Stark 1989 – new species, S5
    • Perlesta shawnee Grubbs 2004 – Shawnee Stone, S2
    • Perlesta nr. shubuta Stark 1989 – new species, S2
    • Perlesta xube Stark and Rhodes 1997 – Pawnee Stone, S4
    • Perlesta teaysi Kirchner and Kondratieff 1997 – Teays Stone, S1
    • Paragnetina kansensis (Banks 1905) – Pallid Stone, SX
    • Paragnetina media (Walker 1852) – Embossed Stone, SX
    • Perlinella drymo (Newman 1839) – Striped Stone, S2
    • Perlinella ephyre (Newman 1839) – Vernal Stone, S2
  • Perlodidae
    • Clioperla clio (Newman 1839) – Clio Stripetail, S2
    • Diploperla robusta Stark and Gaufin 1974 – Robust Springfly, S1
    • Hydroperla crosbyi (Needham and Claassen 1925) – Early Springfly, S2
    • Hydroperla fugitans (Needham and Claassen 1925) – Austin Springfly, S1
    • Isogenoides varians (Walsh 1862) – Rock Island Springfly, SX
    • Isoperla bilineata (Say 1823) – Two-lined Stripetail, S5
    • Isoperla burksi Frison 1942 – Banded Stripetail, S1
    • Isoperla conspicua Frison 1935 – Rare Stripetail, SX Endemic
    • Isoperla decepta Frison 1935 – Yellow Stripetail, S5
    • Isoperla longiseta Banks 1906 –Plains Stripetail, SH
    • Isoperla marlynia Needham and Claassen 1925 – Midwest Stripetail, SX
    • Isoperla mohri Frison 1935 – Illinois Stripetail, S2
    • Isoperla nana (Walsh 1862) – Least Stripetail, S5
    • Isoperla richardsoni Frison 1935 – Sterling Stripetail, SX
  • Pteronarcyidae
    • Pteronarcys pictetii Hagen 1873 – Midwestern Salmonfly, S3

 

Sources

DeWalt, R. E., C. Favret, and D. W. Webb. 2005. Just how imperiled are aquatic insects? A case study of stoneflies (Plecoptera) in Illinois. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 98: 941-950.

Stark, B. P., K. W. Stewart, S. W. Szczytko, and R. W. Baumann. 1998. Common names of stoneflies (Plecoptera) from the United States and Canada. Ohio Biological Survey Notes 1: 1-18. 

Suggested NatureServe.org conservation: S1 = Critically Imperiled, S2 = Imperiled, S3 = Vulnerable to extirpation or extinction, S4 = apparently secure, S5 = demonstrably widespread, abundant and secure, SH = Presumed Extirpated, and SX = Extirpated or Extinct Endemic.



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