Perla cf. pallida Guérin-Méneville, 1838,

Errochdi, Sanae, Alami, Majida El, Vinçon, Gilles, Abdaoui, Abdelali & Ghamizi, Mohamed, 2014, Contribution to the knowledge of Moroccan and Maghrebin stoneflies (Plecoptera), Zootaxa 3838 (1): -1

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3838.1.2

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scientific name

Perla cf. pallida Guérin-Méneville, 1838
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Perla cf. pallida Guérin-Méneville, 1838 

Material examined. Rif: Chefchaouen, Talassemtane Park: Laou v.: Rills forest house, 1683 m, 03.10.2003, 5 L; Maggo town r., 777 m, 02.05.2003, 1 male, 1 female; Abiyati Ifansa r., 140 m, 03.05.2003, 2 L; river between Beni Mhamed and Bab Taza, 1200 m, 02.10.2003, 3 L (ELA); Afaska r., 1200m, 30.05.2008, 1 N; Taria r., 1200 m, 25.11.2008, 1 L; North of Maggo town r., 905 m, 12.11.2007, 11 L, 06.08.2013, 1 male, 2 female (ERR). Tihissasse v.: Anou r., Beni Mhamed, 1235 m, 03.10.2003, 5 L; Dchar Amran r., Beni Mhamed, 1180 m, 03.10.2003, 12 L (ELA); Beni Mhamed r., 1235 m, 11.07.2008, 1 N, Madissouka r., 1530 m, 24.11.2008, 2 L (ERR). Ouargha Subwaterched of Sebou v.: Lamyas Tarhlite r., 1160 m, 03.10.2003, 3 L (ELA). Tetouan, Martil v.: Moulay Abdesslam b., 1088 m, 06.06.2006, 2 L (ERR). High Atlas: Marrakech, Tensift v.: Ourika v.: Setti Fatma r., 1450 m, 10.05.2003, 14 L, 30.06.2003, 1 male, 2 female, 21 L; 31.07.2003, 1 male, 4 female; 25.08.2003, 1 male, 1 female, 4 L; Imin Taddart r., 1300 m, 12.09.2003, 12 L; 10.05.2003, 23 L; Taddart r., 1700 m, 15.06.2004, 1 male, 4 female, 10 L; Oulmès r., 1100 m, 05.03.2004, 34 L, 20.06.03, 2 male, 6 female, 9 L; Anfli r., 1700m, 15 L; Tafza r., 920 m, 7 L. Aït Mizane v.: Aït Mizane r., 1750 m, 19.09.2004, 13 L; 1729 m, 25.07.2004, 1 male, 3 female, 5 L; Refuge, 2880–3300 m, 05.06.2004, 2 male, 5 female, 12 L; Mzik r., 2038–2080 m, 25.07.2004, 3 male, 10 female, 20 L; Arremd r., 1830 m, 07.06.2004, 4 male, 7 female, 11 L; 18.09.2004, 34 L; Tagadirt r., 1325 m, 08.06.2004, 1 male, 2 female, 9 L; Sidi Chamharouch r., 2365 m, 24.07.2004, 3 male, 5 female, 12 L; Matate r., 1600 m, 19.09.2004, 18 L; Aguersioual r., 1540 m, 25.07.2004, 2 male, 3 female, 6 L. Tifni v.: Tifni r., 2400–2780 m, 26.07.2004, 3 male, female, 13 L; N'Ourai r., 2860 m, 10 L; Tinzar r., 2480 m, 25 L. N’Ouarzane v.: Oussaden r., 1700–1750 m, 15.07.2005, 2 male, 5 female, 12 L. Aït Trène v.: Aït Trène r., 2800 m, 18.07.2003, 1 male, 1 female, 5 L. N'oufra v.: N'oufra r., 1650 m, 25.07.2005, 2 male, 3 female, 4 L. Tiferguine v.: Tiferguine r., 2500–2650 m, 02.06.2005, 1 male, 4 female, 39 L (ABD).

Distribution ( Fig. 3View FIGURE 3). This common species of Perla  occurring in the Middle Atlas is assigned to a species closely related to P. pallida Guérin, 1838  ( Sivec & Stark 2002, p. 24). The specimens from the Rif, the High Atlas, and in the lower reaches of the Moulouya River in eastern Morocco probably belong to the same species, but this needs confirmation by additional study.

Ecology. In the Rif, this species occurs in mountain brooks between 140 and 1800 m a.s.l. ( Sánchez-Ortega & Azzouz 1998, Errochdi & El Alami 2008). The larvae are carnivorous and are present throughout the year. The adults emerge in late spring and summer, with collections of adults between May and August.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Perla