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Title:PLECOPTERA OR STONEFLIES (INSECTA) OF INDIANA: DIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION STATUS OF SPECIES
Author(s):DeWalt, R. Edward; Newman, Evan A.; Grubbs, Scott A.
Subject(s):stoneflies
Plecoptera
Indiana: conservation status
Geographic Coverage:Indiana
Abstract:Stoneflies (Plecoptera) are indicators of water quality and have been lost in dramatic numbers from Midwest states, including Indiana. This study synthesizes over 5,000 specimen level records from museums and recent fieldwork to build a current species list, assess watershed level species richness, and calculate state level conservation assessments using NatureServe’s Conservation Rank Calculator. Results include 1,050 positive occurrence records that yielded 92 species. Among these is one recently described species, a new species not yet described, and three previously described species new to Indiana. We have also found additional locations for rare species and confirmed the presence of a few species thought to be extirpated. United States Geological Survey Hierarchical Unit Code scale 6 (HUC6) drainages with the highest species richness values were the Patoka-White (73 species), Lower Ohio-Salt (60 species), and the Wabash River (57 species). The other seven drainages produced from five to 28 species, being limited by low gradient streams due to lake plain landscapes and by stream nutrient enrichment from agriculture. Eleven species were rated as extirpated or presumed extirpated, leaving 81 extant species. Of these, 17 were rated as critically imperiled (S1), 26 imperiled (S2), 25 vulnerable (S3), while only 13 species were rated as secure (S4 & S5). Watersheds and specific streams were discussed for their ability to support individual species or rich assemblages.
Issue Date:2019-04-03
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2019 (12)
Genre:Technical Report
Type:Text
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Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/106634
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Sponsor:Indianapolis Zoo funded via Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-03-26


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