Eoperla ochracea ( Kolbe, 1885 ),

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

Eoperla ochracea ( Kolbe, 1885 )
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Eoperla ochracea ( Kolbe, 1885) 

Material examined. Rif: Chefchaouen, Laou v.: Kelâa r., Akchour, 400 m, 21.06.2003, 1 female (ELA), 07.05.2005, 1 male, 1 female, 9 N, 7 L (ERR); Maggo r., 777 m, 12.11.2007, 1 L (ERR). Tanger, Moussa Mountain: El Marsa r., 30 m, 06.06.2006, 3 N; Rha r., 166 m, 06.06.2006, 2 L; Beni Mazala r., 41 m, 06.06.2006 1 N (ELA).

Distribution ( Fig. 2View FIGURE 2). A circum-Mediterranean species that is known from North Africa, Mediterranean Europe, and Anatolia ( Illies 1978). In Algeria, it was listed from several localities above 450 m by Aubert (1956), Aït-Mouloud (1987) and Lounaci (1987). In Morocco, the species has been collected in the Middle and High Atlas ( Aubert 1956, 1961, Meinander 1967, Giudicelli & Dakki 1984, Mohati 1985), in the Rif ( Sánchez-Ortega & Azzouz 1998, Errochdi & El Alami 2008), the Central Plateau ( El Agbani 1984) and eastern Morocco ( Chergui et al. 1990).

Ecology. A potamobiont species that occurs in warmer biotopes of low and medium altitudes. It is a predatory species more abundant in rivers than springs and frequenting biotopes with stones and gravel substrate. The adults emerge in late spring (V, VII) ( Berthélemy 1973, Sánchez-Ortega & Azzouz 1998).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Perlidae

Genus

Eoperla