Leuctra alexanderi Hanson

Earle, Jane I., 2009, New State Stonefly (Plecoptera) Records For Pennsylvania, With Additional Records And Information On Rare Species, Illiesia 5 (16), pp. 169-181: 174-175

publication ID

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4759416

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4766051

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03EA6078-453C-FC12-FC94-71F0FEDFFDC8

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Leuctra alexanderi Hanson
status

 

Leuctra alexanderi Hanson  

has been previously recorded from only 5 small cold forested creeks or spring runs in Pennsylvania ( Earle 2004b, Masteller 1996). The Pennsylvania distribution of L. alexanderi   is the Potomac River basin, west and north of the Allegheny Front through the Ohio and upper West Branch Susquehanna River basins, and east to the upper Delaware River basin in northeastern Pennsylvania. Leuctra alexanderi   is not as widely distributed in North America as other Leuctra species   , having been confirmed from only 5 states from Pennsylvania south to Tennessee. Leuctra alexanderi   is common in small spring-fed creeks in western Maryland ( Grubbs 1997).

New Records: BEDFORD: (P) Fifteenmile Creek, Old Big Mountain Rd. , 24 May 2002, 1♂, 1♀   ; spring run to an unnamed tributary to Blues Gap Run, 800 m north of Elbinsville , 6 June 2001, 2♂   ; FAYETTE: (O) Back Creek , 800 m upstream of mouth, 4 June 1996, 2♂;   WESTMORELAND: (O) Grove Run, 75 m upstream of mouth, 13 June 2009, 2♂;   spring run to Indian Creek , PA Rte. 381, 1 km north of PA Rte. 31, 4 June 1996, 1♂.  

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Insecta

Order

Plecoptera

Family

Leuctridae

Genus

Leuctra