Canadian Journal of Arthropod Identification

Capniidae (Plecoptera) in Canada east of Alberta

CJAI 36 -- April 05, 2019

D.K. Burton

Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5. Email:
Canadian National Collection (CNCI), Agriculture Canada, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0C6

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An examination of adult stoneflies of the family Capniidae available in the Canadian National Collection (CNCI) and the University of Guelph (UOG) was conducted to determine and confirm the recorded distribution of species in Canada. The geographic distribution of Capniidae in North America is discussed and an adult-based key to capniid species found in Canada east of Alberta is provided. Twenty-six species of capniids have been found to occur in Canada east of Alberta.

Allocapnia sp. (Photo by S.A. Marshall)