Annotated checklist of the stoneflies (Plecoptera) of Iowa

Dennis P. Heimdal, R. Edward DeWalt, Thomas F. Wilton

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Forty-three stonefly species including ten species from literature records are reported from Iowa. Stoneflies were present in all Iowa ecoregions. The Paleozoic Plateau/ Coulee Section contained the greatest number of species (30) along with the most unique species (8). Allocapnia pygmaea (Burmeister), Leuctra tenuis (Pictet), Amphinemura linda (Ricker), Nemoura trispinosa Claassen, and Soyedina vallicularia (Wu) were confined to the Paleozoic Plateau/Coulee Section and should be considered for state protection. Western and southern Iowa have been poorly surveyed. Few species have been produced in these areas, presumably due to poor habitat conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)761-778
Number of pages18
JournalProceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2004


  • Ecoregion
  • Imperiled species
  • Iowa
  • Plecoptera
  • Stoneflies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Insect Science


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