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Life Cycles, Growth and Production of Stonefly Populations

O. Loskutova

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780520098688
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520943803 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0005
Life Cycles, Growth and Production of Stonefly Populations

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This chapter examines the life cycles of two stonefly species, Arcynopteryx compacta and Diura nanseni. It describes the relationship between body mass and linear size, and between body mass and duration of development, and explains that the group growth curves of both species are described by an exponential function. The chapter presents the calculation of wintertime specific production, monthly specific production for vegetation period, and total annual specific production, and suggests that Arcynopteryx compacta is more productive.

Keywords: stoneflies; life cycles; Arcynopteryx compacta; Diura nanseni; body mass; linear size; growth curves; exponential function

Chapter.  4625 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences

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